Female Support Worker / Carer - Part Time - Margate area

Location
Margate, Kent, England
Salary
£12.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted
09 Nov 2016
Closes
07 Dec 2016
Ref
00061162
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Our client is a young adult who has severe learning difficulties with associated behavioural difficulties. She has limited communication skills and depends on her family and care team to "read" her thoughts and feelings through her gestures. She can respond to simple questions and uses jargonised speech with some recognisable words. She uses Makaton signs and symbols. She has a history of epileptic seizures. She is independently mobile and requires supervision and support at all times during the day in order to maintain her safety. She also depends on support during the night.

The main focus of this post is to work with our client to assist and motivate her to participate in vocational and leisure activities both at home & within the local community.

Are you?
- *Female - personal care required
- Confident about working in client's own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of the parents.
- Confident in supporting the client in accessing the wider community.
- Happy to learn new things in accordance with the client's programme.
- Reliable and trustworthy
- Flexible with your approach to working hours (able to accommodate the client's wishes for start and finish times).
- A good communicator, patient and tolerant
- Excellent at planning and have the ability to 'risk assess' activities.
- Excellent at spoken English in order assist with Speech and Language therapy tasks.
- Able to work as part of a team.
- Able to work under own initiative and be creative.
- Able to demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and privacy
- Organised and an excellent time keeper.
- A car driver with a full driving license to drive in the UK.
- Experienced of working with adolescents and or adults with learning difficulties including behaviour difficulties (Desirable)
- Experienced of working with children/adults with epilepsy (Desirable)

Hours

The hours will be an average of 18.5 per week to be worked as follows:
- Tuesday and Wednesday, 4pm to 8pm
- Thursday, 5pm to 8pm
- One Saturday from 10am through to 4pm on Sunday every four weeks

Remuneration:
- £12.00 per hour, Monday- Friday
- £14.00 per hour, Weekends & Bank Holidays,
- National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage per hour for sleeping hours.
- 5.6 weeks annual leave, free DBS Check, free ongoing training and support from Case Manager

The position requires a Disclosure request from the DBS.
A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed
* The employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010