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Support Worker - Part time (*Fixed Term Contract)

Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
About The Role
Location: Portland, Dorset
Days & Hours: 
10 hours per week - Days will be weekdays, 10 hours split across 3 or more days. This will be planned in advance with Case Manager and the client.
Pay: £12.00 per hour Monday - Friday
Driver required? Essential, would require business insurance (mileage will be paid)
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes? Yes, On duty and to attend trainings 
Essential: Supporting adults with a disability and with reduced motivation
Desirable: Experience working with adults with trauma and an interest in therapy
Family Pets: 1 dog 
Interviews Week Commencing:  As and when applications are received
Start Date: ASAP (subject to satisfactory employment checks)
Michael, born in 1977, and lives with his fiancé and two children.   Michael loves old bangers and has been known to buy and sell them frequently! He loves tinkering with old cars and in the past, he enjoyed horse riding.

Michael has Achondroplasia, which he has had from birth and an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury. He finds that he has reduced mobility, stamina and is unable to climb stairs.  He also has reduced motivation, initiation and needs support at times to reason through decisions that need to be made. He finds it difficult to establish a routine and get out of his property on a regular basis. He would like to get involved in hobbies and leisure of his choice at home and in the community and feel more independent.

Michael is looking for an experienced buddy to support him in developing his ability to get out of his property, become involved in hobbies and leisure activities of his choice, feel more active and have assistance and support in managing paperwork and becoming more organized.  This job will suit someone who is calm but very proactive and able to bring lots of enthusiasm to the role.  This role will be for a 6-month fixed term contract,

This is wonderful opportunity to make a real difference to Michael’s life by maximizing his opportunities and promoting his independence wherever possiblea truly rewarding role for someone who can communicate effectively and an ability to work with patience, tact, understanding, warmth, and compassion.

Pay and Benefits:
£12 per hour Monday - Friday
On-going training & support provided.
5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata
Sick leave entitlement
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:

  • Must be able to work with specialist equipment (training will be provided). A Handling Management Plan is available and is designed to reduce the risk of handling injuries, but you may be required to bend, kneel, squat, push or pull.
  • Experience with working with individuals who have difficulties with motivation and initiation.
  • Experience of working with disability.
  • Confident and comfortable working in Michael’s own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of him and his family.
  • Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Michael'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
  • 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
  • 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 and Rehabilitation Service 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.