Female Support Workers / Carers - Part-time - Luton

Luton, Bedfordshire, England
£11 - £14 per hour
30 Nov 2016
28 Dec 2016
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Part Time
Pay and Benefits:

You will be paid between £11 and £14 per hour depending on shift worked and experience and £National Minimum Wage/£NMW + £1 for a sleeping night.

Training and support in the role is ongoing.

Job Role:

Support Workers required to join a team caring for a 14-year-old girl who has learning difficulties.

She is a very happy girl and does not present with challenging behavior. She lives at home in Luton and has a loving, stable family environment. She has severe physical, cognitive and communication difficulties. The family home has been fully adapted to her needs and provides spacious and stunning accommodation with new equipment.

This post will involve working within the family environment, at the child's home, as well as with activities away from the home, providing assistance in all activities of daily living, personal hygiene, feeding and dressing.

All care tasks are completed with two carers so support and assistance is constantly available. Training and support will be provided.

Are you?
- Confident about working in client's own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of the parents.
- Happy to learn new things, personal care routine etc (training will be given)
- Patient and tolerant.
- Proactive with an encouraging approach.
- Responsible and able to work under own initiative.
- Cheerful, caring with a positive attitude.
- Reliable, trustworthy and a good communicator.
- Flexible - to cover other care staff shifts to ensure the smooth running of the care team.
- *Physically fit and well for moving and handling purposes.


Experience in caring for children/young people with disabilities is an advantage; however enthusiasm, patience and willingness to learn are key aspects of the role.

Ideally you will have experience in personal care, using hoists for moving and handling and gastronomy.


The following shifts are available:

Waking night shift hours Thursday and Saturday nights 22.00 - 09.00 additional overtime is available.

Bank hours' day shifts in school holidays and weekends, after school shifts, waking and sleeping night shifts.

Next Steps:

Satisfactory references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK will also be required.

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

Closing date for applications: 14 December 2016

* The employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010