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Support Workers (*Female)

Location:
Aldershot
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
Support Workers: £11 per hour Weekdays, £12.50 Weekends and Bank Holidays.
About The Role

Location: Aldershot
Days & Hours: 7am – 11pm for support through day and evening Monday to Sunday. The shifts will be 8 hours from 7-3pm and 3-11pm.  Various hours either full time or part time. 
Pay: Support Workers: £11 per hour Weekdays, £12.50 Weekends and Bank Holidays. 
Driver Essential
Driving Clients Car? Yes, our clients Adapted Vehicle (WAV), automatic
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes? Yes, On duty and to attend trainings 
Essential: Supporting adults with stroke and aphasia.
Desirable: Experience working with adults with trauma and an interest in therapy
Interviews Week Commencing:  As applications are received.  These may be held using video calling
Start Date: ASAP (subject to satisfactory employment checks)

Brenda is in her 70’s and enjoys going out and socialising.  She has 2 children and as a family they are very close and important to her.  Brenda enjoys having her nails done at a salon and is keen to return to this with support along with attending concerts of her favourite singers and the cinema.  She can independently read the daily newspaper that is delivered to the home.  She has a group of friends she would meet for Saturday breakfast and when restrictions are lifted would like to start this up again.

Brenda suffered a stroke and has since required assistance with many aspects of her personal care.  She has aphasia which causes her difficulty in communicating but she fully understands what is said to her and engages well in conversation.  She uses a wheeled Zimmer frame to mobilise indoors and a propelled wheelchair for outdoor use.  She has full movement and strength in her left arm and hand.  Brenda can feed herself but does need to take her time to avoid choking.  Brenda can become fatigued if concentrating for too long on a task and can become frustrated when she is unable to articulate her needs.

You will be joining a small care team where you will be taking direction from the Case Manager, husband, and therapists to ensure that Brenda receives all the care she needs. She will require full assistance with her daily routines and all of her personal care needs as well as out and about within the community.

This job will suit someone who is calm but very proactive and able to bring lots of enthusiasm to the role and has an interest in therapy to implement strategies and follow therapy programmes devised by the therapists to assist Brenda to develop her independence, 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:
£11 per hour Weekdays, £12.50 Weekends and Bank Holidays
On-going training & support provided
5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata
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
About You

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

Client Focussed - Can you demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Brenda’s needs?
Integrity - Can you demonstrate empathy and understanding in an appropriate and professional manner?

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

Main Skills and Behaviours
You should have experience of working with someone who has suffered a stroke and asphasia, 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 Brenda’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 Brenda will rely on so this is key in supporting her

Safeguarding
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LS 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 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.