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Support Worker - Bank

Location:
Gosport
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
£NLW - £14.00 per hour dependant on shift covered
About The Role
Location: Gosport, Hampshire
Days & Hours: Full time and Part time hours to be worked Mixture of Day & Night shifts, a typical shift would be 7pm - 7am for nights and 7am - 7pm for days with a 15 minute hand over at the beginning of the shift. 
Pay:  £12.00 Monday - Friday, Days (6am-10pm) and Waking Nights (10pm-6am), £14.00 Weekends and Bank Holidays, Days (6am-10pm) and Waking Nights (10pm-6am) National Living Wage (currently £8.91 for workers age 23 and over), Monday - Sunday, Sleeping Nights (10pm-6am)
Driver required? Essential
Driving Clients Car? Yes, our clients Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle (WAV), Must be over 25 for insurance purposes
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes? Yes, On duty and to attend trainings 
Essential: 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 Patrick's own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of him and his family, Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Patrick's needs
Family Pets: 1 dog
Interviews Week Commencing: As and when applications are received, these may be held by video calling.
Start Date: ASAP (subject to satisfactory employment checks)
  
Patrick, born in 1944, is looking for a Support Worker (Bank)  to join his existing 24-hour care team based in Gosport. Patrick sustained a brain injury in a road traffic collision in 2016.  He lives in his own home with his wife and their family dog.  Prior to his injury, Patrick achieved a black belt in Karate and he has attended Karate classes for the last 45 years and he remains an active member of his local karate club today.  Patrick would describe himself as friendly, talkative and jokey!  He enjoys looking after his neighbours dogs, meeting up with friends, going shopping and attending his local Headway group where he enjoys playing Bocca (a target sport for people with high support needs, played indoors with soft leather balls).
 
Patrick uses a wheeled zimmer frame to get around indoors with close supervision and an attendant wheelchair outside with a battery pack for assistance. He requires supervision, prompting and assistance with all aspects of personal, domestic, social and leisure activities due to cognitive and physical limitations resulting from his brain injury.

During the day, the Support Worker will provide hands on care including personal care (washing, dressing and toileting), ongoing rehabilitation, assisting with domestic tasks and helping Patrick to access social and leisure activities at home and in his local and wider community.  During the night, the Support Worker will assist Patrick to take his medication and get him ready for bed, attending to his care needs as required throughout out the night, which include making him comfortable and assisting with toileting requirements and managing his catheter.

Pay and Benefits:
£12.00 Monday - Friday, Days (6am-10pm) and Waking Nights (10pm-6am), £14.00 Weekends and Bank Holidays, Days (6am-10pm) and Waking Nights (10pm-6am) National Living Wage (currently £8.91 for workers age 23 and over)
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:

  • 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 Patrick's own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of him and his family
  • Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Patrick'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
    Responsible attitude.
  • Good sense of humour.
  • Cheerful, caring and positive attitude.
  • Reliable, trustworthy and a good communicator
  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality and to respect Patrick and his family's need for privacy.
  • Flexible with start and finish times.
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills and confident using I.T
  • Full driving license, and able to drive the wheelchair accessible vehicle. Must be over 25 for
  • insurance purposes. Driving endorsements to be disclosed
  • Non-smoker - this post operates a non-smoking environment.
  • Willing to be in a workplace where there is a resident dog and others may visit
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.