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Support Worker - Zero Hours contract

Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
£15.00 per hour
About The Role
Location: Berkshire, RG42
Days & Hours: Wednesday and Friday 2pm-5pm and flexibility to carry out further shifts from 4pm-6pm during the week and 10am-6pm on Saturdays
Pay: £15.00 per hour
Driver required?  Desirable
Driving Clients Car? Yes, our client's manual car 
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes? Yes, On duty and to attend trainings 
Essential: Supporting young people with complex emotional and behavioural needs. Confident with behaviour management and de-escalation techniques. 
Desirable: Experience working with young people with Autism and an interest in therapy
Family Pets: 1 dog
Accommodation (while on duty):  Use of an office which is used rarely by the family.
Interviews Week Commencing: As and when applications are received
Start Date: ASAP (subject to satisfactory employment checks)
Felix is 14 and has an engaging personality.  He loves trains, public transport, washing machines and talking with 'Alexa'.  He enjoys Swimming, Theatre, Bowling and going out for trips on a train. 
Felix has Epilepsy, Autism and Learning Difficulties and you will be part of a small care team to ensure that he receives all the care he requires. Supporting him to ensure he stays safe during activities both inside the home and within the local community.  He requires assistance with his daily routines and personal care needs. The role will include a mixture carrying out Felix's therapy programmes, carrying out fun and engaging leisure activities with him, supporting him with self care activities and managing his bedtime routine. 

This job will suit someone who is calm but very proactive and able to bring lots of enthusiasm to the role.  Ideally you will be water confident as Felix enjoys swimming, and this is a great physio activity.  This is a wonderful opportunity to join a supportive family and care team where you can make a real difference to Felix's life by maximising his opportunities and promoting his independence wherever possible.
Pay and Benefits:
£15 per hour, Monday to Sunday.
On-going training & support provided
5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata
Free DBS check.
In order to promote continuity of our high care standards, you will be offered:
  • Induction,
  • Relevant training opportunities (including The Care Certificate),
  • Regular clinical supervision/review meetings,
  • On-going support from a dedicated Case Manager and HR department

ILS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our Clients within the activities we undertake, and ILS expects all our Clients’ employees and workers to share this commitment.  The suitability of all prospective employees or workers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.  This position will require:

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK;
  • Satisfactory references, including your last employer;
  • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.
About You

It would be great to receive your application, if you have the following skills/behaviours:

  • Experience with working with young people with Autism and challenging behaviour
  • Confident and comfortable working in Felix’s own home and sensitive to his needs and wishes and those of his family
  • Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Felix's needs
  • Can demonstrate empathy and understanding in an appropriate and professional manner
  • A team player who understands the importance of feedback to qualified members of the team
  • Can develop productive and professional relationships with others
  • Actively creates an inclusive environment respecting diversity
  • Good organisational skills who can adhere to standards and quality requirements
  • Friendly, approachable with a proactive and encouraging approach
  • Water confident
  • Punctual, patient, reliable and trustworthy
  • Can maintain an excellent level of confidentiality
  • Good verbal & written communication skills and IT literate
  • Able to think creatively and to use initiative
  • Willingness to work flexibly and cover shifts, sometimes at short notice
  • Non smoker (as this role operates in a non-smoking environment)
  • A full driving licence (endorsements to be disclosed) 

Satisfactory references & proof of eligibility to work in the UK required.

This position requires a disclosure request from the DBS. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.

About Us

ILS Case Management is the UK's leading independent nationwide Case Management company.

When a person’s life has been changed by injury, we address the practicalities.  We work with children and adults who have had moderate or catastrophic, complex injuries.  We assess individual needs and are able to provide a comprehensive Case Management designed to maximise independence.  We are CQC registered and compliant with their standards.

Our Case Managers work closely with our Clients, and we carry out all the recruitment processes on behalf of our Clients; and will support you, from your initial telephone interview right through to arranging employer interviews, trial shifts and placement.

If you are successfully recruited, you will be employed directly by our client or their Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection.  However, ILS will manage your day to day employment, providing you with the support you need to carry out your role.  Working as a Carer or Support Worker for an ILS client means that you will have a dedicated Case Manager to oversee your client's care needs.

For more detailed information about working as a carer or support worker for ILS, please visit: http://www.indliv.co.uk/about-us/careers/work-as-a-carer-support-worker

Our Company Values
We are Supportive.  It matters to us that our clients and staff know that we care.
We have Integrity.  We can be trusted to work in a professional, honest and transparent way.
We are Client Centred.  We put our client's aspirations at the centre of everything we do.
We are Quality Focussed.  We set high standards and aim to exceed them.
We are Positive.  We find solutions and empower others.