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Support Worker (*Female)

Location:
Poole
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
Weekdays £12.00 per hour, Weekends £13.00 per hour
About The Role

Location: Broadstone, Poole
Pay and Benefits: Weekdays 
£12.00 per hour, Weekends £13.00 per hour - support/supervisions, 5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata, DBS check, full induction, relevant and ongoing training (including The Care Certificate) On-going support from a dedicated Case Manager and HR department
Hours: 
5 hours per week to be worked at the weekend during term time and 10 hours per week during holiday time, the family are very flexible as to when the shifts can be worked.

Essential 
Supporting adults with Cerebral Palsy and aware of emotional, behavioural, and cognitive difficulties.
Driver - You will be required to drive our client's Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle (WAV), (automatic) Please be aware that there is a cat in the family home.
Desirable:
Experience working with adults with trauma and an interest in therapy.

Interviews and Start Date
As and when applications are received, these may be carried out by video interview and looking to start as soon as possible however will wait for the right applicant (subject to satisfactory employment checks) 

Deborah is a client of ours, she is looking to recruit a *Female Support Worker to provide care and support. Deborah lives at home with her parents and siblings and really enjoys spending time with them. She attends college during the week and in spare time enjoys craftwork, cooking, reading magazines and spending time on her iPad.  Deborah enjoys shopping for clothes and books, as well as going out to the theatre and bowling, however, needs assistance to access these activities.

Deborah was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy when she was a baby and now is 20. Deborah will require some assistance with personal care and careful supervision when out and about. You will be taking direction from Deborah’s parents and Case Manager to ensure that Deborah receives all the care she needs.

This is a wonderful opportunity where you can make a real difference to Deborah’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.

About You

Are you calm, proactive and enthusiastic?
Do you share our values?

Client Centred- Can you demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Deborah's needs?
Integrity - Can you demonstrate empathy and understanding in an appropriate and professional manner?

Supportive - Can you develop productive and professional relationships with others.
Positive - You would be expected to create an inclusive environment and respect diversity.
Quality Focussed Always maintaining professionalism.

Main Skills and Behaviours

You should have experience of working with someone who has cerebral palsy and be able to work with specialist equipment such as an electric wheelchair (training will be provided). A Handling Management Plan is available, but you may be required to bend, kneel, squat, push or pull.

Naturally, you will be confident and comfortable working in Deborah’s own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of her and her family.  By nature, you should be friendly, approachable and have encouraging approach.

Great organisational skills, punctual, patient, and reliable qualities are something Deborah will rely on so this is key in supporting her.

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.

*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.

A full Job Description and Person Specification is available on request by emailing Recruitment@indliv.co.uk

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.