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Support Worker (*Female)

Location:
Bristol
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
£11.50 per hour, Monday - Sunday and Bank Holidays
About The Role

Location: Portishead, Bristol
Days & Hours: A typical week would be up to 13 hours and may include the following shifts Tuesday & Friday 10.30am-3.30pm. Wednesday & Thursday 10:30-12:30.  Alternate weekends (shared with another Caregiver) 2 hours a day -  negotiable times.  
Overtime will be available to cover sickness and annual leave for other team members and occasionally to cover evening and weekends.   

Pay: £11.50 per hour

Driver required? Essential - a valid full UK driving licence (endorsements to be disclosed) and use of own car (business insurance will be required)

Essential: Working alongside people with memory impairment/brain injury 

Desirable: Experience of working with epilepsy (mild and under control with medication)

Interviews Week Commencing: As and when applications are received from 11th May.  Following government guidelines during this uncertain time, this may be completed via video link

Start Date: ASAP (subject to satisfactory employment checks)

 
Sam was born in the 1960s and was involved in a road traffic accident in 1984 which has left her with some memory problems and mild epilepsy, which is under control.  Sam is also blind, which can cause limitations in unfamiliar environments.  She is fiercely independent but an interesting person with much knowledge about gardening and the environment and will try to recycle wherever possible!
 
Sam loves bird watching in the garden and is keen on environmental issues including gardening (growing things to eat or use in some way!).  She also loves to sing and is part of a choir in the local community group which she attends regularly.  Other activities she enjoys include; listening to audio books, horse riding, which is a weekly event, and visiting the local shops on a Friday to buy food for the weekend.  Sam enjoys comedy and knowing when her favourite programmes are on the TV. She also like to go to the cinema and to attend the theatre.
 

Sam would like a Support Worker to assist her with accessing the local community and supporting with everyday life as required, this will include shopping, gardening, administrative duties and helping with attendance to medical appointments.  There will be other tasks relating to the care and welfare as necessary and appropriate.  Structure is important to Sam, so a weekly planner is kept, which the Support Worker will talk through and discuss if anything requires changing, and will need to ask Sam if she requires any help with certain tasks rather than assuming she does.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to join Sam's dedicated home care team and develop existing skills and support this independent lady.

Pay and Benefits:
£11.50 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

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 for the Support Worker role, if you have the following skills/behaviours:

  • Interested in shopping, cooking, recycling, gardening, the countryside and environmental issues
  • Good sense of humour
  • Patience and understanding to manage Sam in situations she may find stressful such as crowded shopping areas
  • Sympathetic to the interests of Sam
  • Good communication skills
  • Confident about and comfortable with working in Sam's own home and sensitive to her needs and wishes
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to demonstrate good verbal and writing skills
  • Confident and comfortable working in Sam’s own home and sensitive to her needs and wishes.
  • Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Sam'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
  • Proactive & encouraging approach
  • Team player
  • Punctuality
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to think creatively and to use initiative
  • Willingness to work flexibly
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Understanding of importance of confidentiality
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • A full licence to drive in the UK (endorsements to be disclosed).
  • A car owner is essential to drive the client to local towns and shopping facilities     
This position requires a disclosure request from the DBS. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.

 

Satisfactory references & proof of eligibility to work in the UK required.
 
*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 andstaff 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 thecentre of everything we do.
We are Quality Focussed.  We set high standards and aim toexceed them.
We are Positive.  We find solutions and empower others.