Carers - N14 - Permanent & Maternity Cover

Location
Enfield
Salary
£12 - £14 per hour
Posted
13 Apr 2017
Closes
11 May 2017
Ref
00067403
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Healthcare
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Permanent & Maternity Cover Roles / Pay Rates: £12 to £14 per hour

To support a 13-year old boy with complex needs arising from injuries as a consequence of an illness when he was a few months old. You will work with the family; mother, father and older brother, in North London, N14. Permanent, bank and maternity cover available.

Our client's needs include cerebral palsy which affects his whole body and developmental delay. He has associated severe learning difficulties, no verbal communication and poor fine motor skills. He requires constant supervision and care with all aspects of his daily living. He has epilepsy and can present with numerous seizures during a shift.

EXPERIENCE working with children with complex needs, working with physiotherapists, speech, language & other therapists. You should keep records and implement programmes to promote learning, care and independence in the home and community.

You are happy, lively with an outgoing personality. Our client enjoys tactile play and spending time with his family doing activities which enable him to access the community. Requirement to accompany the family on holidays.

PAY RATES/ Per hour:
Day hours: £12 week days / £13 weekends
Night Waking hours: £13 week days / £14 weekends

Carer - School Holidays (Permanent):
40 hours per week - 13 weeks a year - Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4.30 pm

Carer - Waking Nights (Maternity Cover):
3 x 12-hour shifts per fortnight (average of 18 hours per week)

You should have a full, clean UK driving licence, be willing to support on annual holidays and whole day activities. You are a confident swimmer. You help with domestic tasks such as helping with dressing, cleaning equipment, cleaning up following kitchen tasks. These essential tasks will allow his parents to spend more one-on-one time with our client.

Essential Skills & Experience

- Driving licence
- Confident in water
- Flexible approach to working hours
- Confident working in client's home, sensitive to their needs
- Experience working with children with special needs, in a team and with therapists
- *Physically fit - even with specialist equipment and appropriate training. A Handling Management Plan may require you to bend, kneel, squat or lunge
- Able to demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and privacy
- Patient, tolerant and with a responsible attitude
- Ability to work under own initiative and show creativity
- Excellent planning skills, able to 'risk assess' activities
- Excellent communication, social, literacy and numeracy skills
- Excellent spoken English to assist with speech and language therapy tasks
- Confident using IT
- Reliable, trustworthy with a good sense of humour
- Organised and an excellent time keeper.

This post operates a non-smoking environment at all times

Training and support provided (outside normal contracted / working hours)

Enhanced DBS is a pre-requisite

No agencies

* Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010