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Support Workers (*Female)

Location:
Portsmouth
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
£10.50 - £13.50 per hour dependent on experience
About The Role

Location: Paulsgrove, Portsmouth
Pay:
Monday to Friday –  £11.50 to £12.50, 
Weekends and Bank Holidays - £12.50 to £13.50 per hour dependent on experience
Benefits: Support and regular supervision provided, 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: Monday to Thursday, 6:30am to 8:30am and 3:45pm to 8:30pm, Friday, 6:30am to 8:30am and 1:30pm to 8:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 7:30am to 4pm

Additional hours available in the school holidays and bank hours to cover absences of the team.  Please note these permanent hours can be worked by more than one person.

Essential: Experience caring for clients with complex medical needs, carrying out PEG feeding and supporting a child with Cerebral Palsy
Desirable: Experience working with children with trauma and an interest in therapy.
Driver: You will be required to drive our client's Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle (WAV).  A full driving licence is required (endorsements to be disclosed) 
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) 

Abbie is a very happy young girl, she was born in 2009 and live at home with her parents and siblings.  She enjoys the outdoors and going on walks and days out with her family.  She enjoys being active and engaging with others, she really enjoys swimming and attending activity groups, she can be described as a bit of an adrenaline junkie!  Abbie enjoys watching Disney films, loves singing and listening to music.

Abbie has Cerebral Palsy and learning difficulties and is reliant on others for all aspects of her care, mobility and nutritional needs.  Your role will be to provide Abbie with help to get up in the morning, wash and dress and administer her feeds via PEG to meet with her calorific requirements.  Abbie uses a wheelchair to mobilise and is registered blind, however she can see shapes and can distinguish faces.

This job will suit someone who is calm but very proactive and able to bring lots of enthusiasm to the role, this is wonderful opportunity to join a supportive family where you can make a real difference to Abbie’s life by maximising her opportunities and promoting her independence wherever possiblea 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 CentredCan you demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Abbie’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
Abbie will require a *Female Support Worker as you will be required to carry out her personal care. You should have experience of working with someone who has Cerebral Palsy, PEG feeding and learning difficulties and be able to work with specialist equipment, (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 Abbie’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 Abbie 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.
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.