Support Worker

Location
Greenwich
Salary
£13 - £19 per hour
Posted
18 Jan 2019
Closes
15 Feb 2019
Ref
00090957
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Healthcare
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Support Worker
Location: Blackheath, Greenwich SE3
Pay Rate: Weekdays £13 per hour, Weekends £15 per hour and Bank holidays £19.50 per hour

Hours: Term-time
07.00 - 08.30Thursday and Fridays
15.00 - 21.00Thursday and Fridays
6 hours used flexibly to accompany the client to church on most Sundays

Holiday time
09.00 - 21.00Thursday and Fridays
6 hours used flexibly to accompany the client to church on most Sundays

Role:
To work with an 11 year old boy with physical and learning disabilities.

To meet his care and health needs, his psychosocial and development needs.

To work in the family home and within the local community.
The care will involve feeding, personal care and assistance with physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy led programmes.

Essential requirements:

- Supporting a client with cerebral palsy.
- Must be comfortable working within a family home and supporting a client with high level of needs.
- Ability to work under own initiative and in partnership with the family.
- Enhance DBS check will be required.
- Care certificate or equivalent - or working towards it.
- Excellent organisational and communication skills.
- Ability to follow a care and therapy plan as per instruction by the family and therapists.
- Recognise a child's changing condition and communicate the findings.
- Be aware of child protection issues.
- To plan and prioritise the workload.
- Ability to follow instructions.
- Looking for a long-term placement.

Desirable:
- Able to drive wheelchair accessible vehicle
- Ability and willingness to undertake training.
- Aptitude and desire to work with complex issues.
- Assertive.
- Flexibility and ability to work allocated shifts.

Other requirements:
- Non-smoker.
- A high energy level is essential to keep up with the physical demands that this role can present.

If you are interested in this post, please send your CV.

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