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Support Worker - Part-time and Bank

Location:
Farnham
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
£14.00 per hour weekdays, £16.00 per hour weekends
About The Role

Location: Farnham, Surrey
Hours: 
Monday day shifts 2:30pm to 8pm and Thursday nights 8:30pm to 9:30am (waking night), along with Bank hours to cover afternoons and nights for absences of the current team. 
Pay: 
£14.00 per hour Weekday and £16.00 per hour Weekends
Driver required?  Yes, Sam's Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle 
Desirable: Experience working with children with additional needs and an interest in therapy along with waking night experience
Accommodation (while on duty): Wheelchair accessible family home with a separate room for care staff 
Interviews Week Commencing: As and when applications are received.  These may be held by video call
Start Date: ASAP (subject to satisfactory employment checks) 

Sam is a lovely cheerful boy, born in 2012 who has cerebral palsy resulting in complex needs, he is very bright and can communicate verbally.  He lives at home with his parents and younger sister.  Sam enjoys reading, watching films, playing table top games and playing on his iPad.

Sam is looking for a patient, caring and alert Waking Night Carer to support him throughout the night, as he needs to be monitored, reassured and repositioned when appropriate.  Sam’s nights can be quite disturbed requiring intervention throughout the night. Sam needs assistance with all aspects of care including transfers and his personal hygiene during the night and his early morning routine, as he also needs help getting up in the morning.

This is an excellent opportunity for dedicated carers to join Sam's care team and support this very special little boy. 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:
£14.00 per hour Weekday and £16.00 per hour Weekends
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:

  • 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
  • Experience working waking nights
  • Confident and comfortable working in Sam’s own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of him and his family
  • 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
  • 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

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.