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Senior Support Worker/Registered Nurse (Band 6 - *Female)

Location:
London
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
£16.00 - £18.00 per hour dependant on experience
About The Role

Location: Stanmore, North West London
Nearest Train Station: 
Stanmore Underground (Jubilee Line)
Days & Hours:
10 hours per week to be worked over 1 x 10 hour shifts on a Sunday night 10.00pm – 8.00am, this will be a waking night.  3 x afternoons a week covering 4pm - 9pm and the potential to cover other shifts for staff leave.  These shifts could be covered by more than 1 person.
Pay:
Weekdays £16.00 - £18.00 per hour dependent on experience
Essential Experience:
Complex medical needs, epilepsy, PEG feeding, supporting a child through waking nights
Desirable:
Experience working with children with trauma and an interest in therapy
Accommodation (while on duty):
Fully adapted family home
Interviews:
As and when applications are received
Start Date:
ASAP (subject to satisfactory employment checks)

Carolyn is a lovely happy young girl, born in 2012, who lives at home with her parents, she loves music and sensory stimulation in terms of physical interaction and will respond in quite a ‘chatty’ way, vocalising a range of sounds and when people talk to her she will respond with smiles and facial expressions.

Carolyn is most alert in the afternoon, this is when the family may enjoy a trip to the park, have lunch at a local restaurant or a trip to the seaside as Carolyn also enjoys these activities.  She receives nutrition, water and medication via a PEG, has limited upper limb function and not able to weight bear through her legs.  She can have a disturbed sleep pattern and rarely sleeps right through the night.  Carolyn attends a special needs school.

Carolyn has profound and multiple physical and learning difficulties arising from brain injuries at the time of her birth; she requires complete assistance and guidance with all aspects of her daily living, learning and personal care tasks.  You will provide safe effective care to Carolyn during the night and early morning to provide her parents with reassurance that their child is receiving a high quality of care. You will need to be competent and experienced in the management of epilepsy and alert throughout the night and able to administer medication as and when needed and recognise the need for further assistance.

You will be expected to implement care as advised by Carolyn’s team of therapists and record information relating to this as advised.    
This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated person to join a dedicated home care team and develop existing skills and support this very special little girl. A truly rewarding role for someone who is able to communicate effectively and an ability to work with patience, tact, understanding, warmth and compassion.

Pay and Benefits:
£16.00 - £18.00 per hour dependent on experience
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

Safeguarding
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:

  • *Female due to providing personal care
  • 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 Acquired Brain Injury
  • Confident and comfortable working in Carolyn's own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of her and her family
  • Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Carolyn'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
  • Experience with PEG feeding
  • 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

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.

*Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for a female worker to work with our client.

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.