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Support Workers - Fixed Term Contract and Bank

Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
£10.50 per hour, Mon - Fri, Days and £12.00 per hour, Weekends and Bank Holidays, Days
About The Role

Location: Fareham, Hampshire
Days & Hours:
Fixed term hours (Maternity cover) - an average of 16 hours per week available to cover maternity leave until 21st June 2022) in accordance with the 2 week rolling rota: 

Week 1: Wednesday, 8am - 5pm 
Week 2: Wednesday 5pm - 10pm, Thursday, 7pm - 10pm and Saturday, 5pm - 8am (including a sleeping night shift) 

Fixed term hours (Long term sickness cover) - 24 hours per week available to cover long term sick leave, this may be extended and in accordance with the 2 week rolling rota: 
Week 1: Thursday, 8am - 5pm and Sunday, 5pm - 8am (including a sleeping night shift)
Week 2: Tuesday, 1pm - 10pm and Sunday, 5pm - 8am (including a sleeping night shift)

Permanent HoursWeek 1: 13 hours Saturday 5pm-10pm & Sunday 2pm - 10pm

Please note all these fixed term hours could be worked by the same person and there will also be overtime available to cover the team's annual leave and sickness. Bank shifts are also available including a combination of Day shifts including weekends to cover team's annual leave and sickness

Day shifts are between 8am and 10pm, with a mixture of hours can be 5 or 10 hour shifts or full days but worked in accordance with the rota. 8am-5pm (this can be split 8-1 & 1-5) 5pm-10pm or 7pm-10pm, Monday-Sunday.

£10.50 per hour - Monday - Friday, Days
£12.00 per hour - Weekends and Bank Holidays, Days. 
Sleeping night rate paid at National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage per hour dependent on successful candidate's age (please see below)
Driver required? Desirable, due to location of family home
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes? Desirable, On duty and to attend training 
Accommodation (while on duty): Own room with toilet and tea making facilities for sleeping night shifts.
Pets: The family have 2 small dogs who live in the main part of the house (away from where care will take place)
Interviews to be held: As and when applications are received and may be completed by video link.
Start Date: ASAP (subject to safisfactory employment checks)

Vanessa has a great sense of humour and has lots of hobbies and interests, including going out. Vanessa is in her early 40's and has an acquired brain injury, complex physical needs and communication difficulties.  She lives in her own home and has a team of Support Workers who provide 24-hour care.  

Vanessa receives support with all aspects of daily life including hoist transfers, personal care, PEG feeding, suctioning and respiratory care and accessing the community. She requires assistance and/or supervision at all times during the day and also requires care overnight.  Vanessa cannot communicate verbally and relies on others to interpret her body language and facial expressions to identify and address her needs.  She is registered blind and her care team describe everything to her, including her environment and even what is happening on the television…whatever programme is on! The role is physically demanding and Support Workers must have a dedication to providing the best possible care for Vanessa at all times.

This job will suit someone who is calm but very proactive and able to bring lots of enthusiasm to the role and is wonderful opportunity to join a supportive family and care team where you can make a real difference to Vanessa’s life by maximising her opportunities and promoting her independence wherever possible.  

Pay and Benefits:
•             £10.50 per hour, Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 8.00pm
•             £12.00 per hour, Weekends and Bank Holidays, 8.00.am to 8.00pm
•             National Minimum Wage (currently £8.36 per hour for age 21 - 22)/National Living Wage (currently £8.91 per hour for age 23 and above), Monday - Sunday, 10.00pm to 7:00am (Sleeping Nights)
•             5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata.
•             Free DBS check.

In order to promote continuity of our high care standards, you will be offered:
Relevant training opportunities (including The Care Certificate),
Regular clinical supervision/review meetings,
On-going support from a dedicated Case Manager and HR department

About You

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

Client CentredCan you demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Vanessa'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 an aquired brain injury and registered blind, and be able to work with specialist equipment such as hoists, PEG feeding, suctioning and respiratory care (training can 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 Vanessa’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 Vanessa will rely on so this is key in supporting her.

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.

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.