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Support Worker (*Female) - Fixed Term Contract & Bank

Location:
Isle of Wight
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
£12.36 per hour Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm, £13.39 Monday – Friday 8pm – 8am and Friday 8pm – Monday
About The Role
Location: Newport, Isle of Wight
Days & Hours:  Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover) 
55 hours per 4 week cycle - working every other week (on Week 2 and Week 4) Thursday 8.45am-4pm, Friday 8.45am-4pm & 5pm-9.30pm, Sunday 9am-4pm & 5pm-9.30pm. 
Bank hours Various hours to cover absences of current Support Workers.
Pay: 
£12.36 per hour Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm, £13.39 Monday – Friday 8pm – 8am and Friday 8pm – Monday 8am – there will also be an additional payment for holiday cover   
Driver required?
Essential 
Driving Clients Car?
Yes, our clients Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle (WAV), automatic
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes?
Occasional to attend meetings and trainings 
Essential:
An understanding of cognitive behaviour linked to Cerebral Palsy 
Desirable:
Experience working with adults with special needs, severe disabilities, and an interest in therapy
Family Pets:
Alice has an ability dog you will be required to assist in his care
Interviews Week Commencing:
As and when applications are received
Start Date:
Mid April, with shadow shifts covering beforehand (subject to satisfactory employment checks)
  
Alice aged 31 has a good sense of humour and is very sociable. She loves being busy and is independently minded, she loves to achieve her goals.  Alice really likes to go shopping, to the cinema and/or theatre and also boxing with her personal trainer.  She enjoys going to work. Her family and care team are very important to her.

Alice has Cerebral Palsy which has mainly affected her mobility, coordination, and dexterity.  She also has a visual impairment, cognitive challenges.  Alice walks with the use of a frame and is dependent on a powered wheelchair for independent mobility.

You will be joining a small care team where you will be taking direction from the Case Manager and Senior Support Worker to ensure that Alice receives all the care she needs. Alice requires assistance with her daily routines and personal care as required.  Domestic assistance as required and help with medication.

You will be expected to provide companionship and may be required to take the client away on holiday.  Be able to promote and to enable Alice to pursue social outings and work.  This job will suit someone who is calm but very proactive and able to bring lots of enthusiasm to the role.
 
This is wonderful opportunity to join a supportive care team where you can make a real difference to Alice’s life by maximising her opportunities and promoting her independence wherever possible, a truly rewarding role for someone who is able to communicate effectively and an ability to work with patience, tact, understanding, warmth and compassion, and be resilient.
 
Pay and Benefits:
£12.36 per hour Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm, £13.39 Monday – Friday 8pm – 8am and Friday 8pm – Monday 8am – there will also be an additional payment for holiday cover   
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
 
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 Cerebral Palsy
Confident and comfortable working in Alice’s own home and sensitive to her needs and wishes 
Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Alice'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 to assist with hydrotherapy
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.

*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 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.