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Support Workers - Part time

Location:
Ipswich
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
As below
About The Role

Location: Ipswich
Days & Hours:
2 x 18-hour positions are available.  You will be required to work a variety of shifts including days, weekends and nights to provide overnight care. Additional hours are available in the school holiday and to cover when other staff are absent. 
Pay:
£10.71 Weekdays (6am to 10pm)
£11.81 Weekends (Days 6am to 10pm)
£8.81 for hours spent asleep, Monday to Thursday, 10pm to 6am
£9.06 for hours spent asleep, Friday to Sunday, 10pm to 6am
Double pay for bank holidays

Driver required? Essential (will only need own car to get to work) 
Driving Clients Car? Yes, our client's Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle (WAV)
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes? No, just to attend work and potential attendance for training     
Essential Experience: Lone working with children in their own home with mild Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy
Desirable: Experience working with children with trauma and an interest in therapy
Accommodation (while on duty): Fully adapted family home, with separate Carer's facilities
Interviews Week Commencing: As and when applications are received, this may be completed via video link
Start Date: ASAP (subject to satisfactory employment checks)

Jamie, born in 2006, has enthusiasm for life and loves attention!  He is alert, very engaging and also likes to play and interact socially with others, especially playing football.  He enjoys going to the cinema and attending his clubs, horse riding and swimming.

Jamie has moderate Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy and requires a reliable, caring, confident and pro-active special needs Support Workers to join his team to help him lead a fulfilling life and to be given the opportunity to undertake the activities he enjoys.  He uses a wheelchair when out, as he tires very easily, he walks independently, although unsteadily at times, or will hold your hand for support, sometimes Jamie benefits from having two people to support him.  Jamie has no risk awareness so does require support for physical activities.  He has limited verbal communication and uses Makaton signs and facial expressions/gestures to help him be understood.  He uses an I-pad to aid his communication and make choices.

Your role will be to support Jamie will all aspects of daily living and personal care, supervision throughout the day and some attention during the night.  To contribute to Jamie's ongoing development with a positive and upbeat attitude and to be able to work closely alongside his family and current support team.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated person to join a dedicated home care team and develop existing skills and support this very special little boy into his transition to young adult.  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:

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 Team Leader, Case Manager and HR department

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 and epilepsy
Confident and comfortable working in Jamie’s own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of him and his family
Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Jamie'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
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.
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.