Female Enabler / Support Worker required for School Holidays

Location
Frome
Salary
£11 - £12 per annum
Posted
27 Apr 2017
Closes
25 May 2017
Ref
00067892
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Healthcare
Function
Teaching
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
This leading Nationwide provider of Case Management and Rehabilitation Services require a *Female Enabler/Support Worker to support their client, a friendly 12 year old girl who has cerebral palsy. Our client is sociable, with a good sense of humour and she attends a local mainstream school. She enjoys a range of leisure activities with friends at home and in the community.

The Enabler/Support Worker will support our client with communication, personal care and enable her to participate in outings, sports and leisure activities with her friends. You will work as part of a team and there will usually be 2 to 1 support for our client.

Enabler/Support Worker Attributes
- A proactive, encouraging "can-do" attitude and the ability to enable others to participate in community activities.
- Experience or an aptitude to work with young people who have a physical disability.
- *Female - intimate care and hygiene tasks involved.
- *Physically fit - Even with specialist equipment in place and appropriate training, it is important that you are physically fit. A Handling Management Plan designed to reduce the risk of handling injuries may require you to bend, kneel, squat or lunge to ensure good posture during handling tasks.
- Confident car driver with a full clean driving license and able to drive the client's adapted vehicle.
- Able to demonstrate a good understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality and to respect our client and their family's need for privacy.
- Non-smoker.
- Responsible attitude.
- Reliable, trustworthy and a good communicator.
- The ability to learn new skills.
- Confident with using IT; basic computer skills are required.
- Cheerful with a positive outlook and sense of humour.
- Proactive approach to developing an appropriate range of activities.
- Comfortable with engaging in swimming and active leisure pursuits.
- Confident about working in client's own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of the parents.
- Ability to work as part of a team.

Hours
Two days each week (8 hour shifts) during school holidays. These 2 days are to be worked flexibly during the week. Opportunity to work other shifts, including weekends from time to time.

Remuneration
£10.51 per hour, Monday - Friday, 8am to 9pm.
£11.53 per hour, Weekends and Bank Holidays, 8am to 9pm.

Appropriate training, regular supervision and support provided. Free DBS check.

Application:

If you are interested in this role, you will be able to apply via the link to our website to complete an application form. Please complete the form and return it to the email address provided.

Closing date: 25th May 2017
Job Reference: 029/CW

Interviews to be held weeks commencing 29th May 2017 and 5th June 2017

* The Employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010

Satisfactory references & proof of eligibility to work in the UK required.

The position requires a disclosure request from the DBS. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.