Female Support Worker

Location
Fishguard
Salary
£12.00 per hour
Posted
03 Jul 2018
Closes
31 Jul 2018
Ref
OR/CMC/LBT4
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

FEMALE SUPPORT WORKER (LBT4) (Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9)
Currently FISHGUARD but family moving to HAVERFORDWEST
£12.00 per hour
Initially one evening per week: 4pm to 8pm (Additional hours may be available to cover holidays and sick leave)

RESPONSIBLE TO: THE EMPLOYER/CLIENT
REPORTING TO: THE EMPLOYER/CLIENT AND THE CASE MANAGER

JOB PURPOSE:
To provide support and facilitate the independence of an 8.5-year-old girl who has Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy and is registered as partially sighted.
The Support Worker will assist the client to engage in leisure activities, enabling the client to use local amenities such as the leisure centre and horse riding facilities and support the client to attend community events. The Support Worker will also work with independent therapists in enabling the client to participate in effective neuro rehabilitation.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES/KEY DUTIES

  • To ensure consistency of approach with the client in accordance with advised approaches to care and any emerging therapy aims.
  • To liaise with and support the family as required.
  • To work as part of a team and communicate appropriately with fellow team members.
  • To follow the Service User Plan as documented for the client.
  • To ensure opportunity is given to participate in activities as identified by client / others while achieving a balance between work and rest for the client.
  • To assist in all therapeutic activities as prescribed by and with supervision of MDT.
  • To be aware of any significant changes in the client's health, functioning or behaviour, and inform the client's family, case manager as appropriate.
  • To encourage the client's independence as far as possible.
  • To be aware of the client's vulnerability and take precautions to protect it.
  • To be aware of the cognitive problems and endeavour to cater for these at all times.
  • To respect confidentiality at all times.
  • To be aware of the client's limitations and strengths.
  • Within reason, to adapt support according to changing needs, as directed.
  • To be trained in all relevant skills to undertake role, as identified by the case manager in liaison with other professionals involved in delivery of support for client.
  • To adhere to guidelines when taking the client out in the community.
  • To be answerable to the client's parent in the first instance and clinically supervised by the case manager.
  • To be aware of the problems that the client may have due to her conditions
  • Attend relevant training days and sessions when the opportunity arises.
  • To attend meetings as requested.
  • To complete relevant documentation as instructed.
  • Keep your own record of hours worked on the time sheet
  • Provide feedback to the case manager and family on progress/problems.
  • To be aware of the house rules, policies and procedures.
  • To organise and manage own time according to delegated workload.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

QUALIFICATIONS/TRAINING

ESSENTIAL

 

  • Female – personal care required
  • (The Employer claims a Genuine Occupational Requirement exemption under the Equality Act 2010)

DESIRABLE

  • CQC Level 2 (or equivalent) in Care
  • Recent training in first aid and health & safety

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

ESSENTIAL

  • Good understanding of the personal needs of a client with cognitive, behavioural and physical difficulties
  • Good understanding of the personal needs of a client with epilepsy
  • Ability to follow instructions / guidance.

DESIRABLE

  • Experience of learning / cognitive / behavioural support
  • Experience of working to a behavioural support plan
  • Experience of working with Cerebral Palsy
  • Experience of working with epilepsy
  • Experience of liaising with professionals
  • Experience of working with families
  • Experience of working with a multi-disciplinary team which might include a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist and psychologist

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

ESSENTIAL

  • You must be patient, warm and caring
  • You must be reliable and trustworthy
  • You must be flexible
  • You must be able to work independently and use own initiative
  • Ability to learn and interested in learning new skills.
  • Confidentiality – discreet
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written.
  • Ability to build up rapport with client, family and others
  • Ability to work as part of a team and within boundaries.
  • Be able to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and confidential records.
  • Be able to maintain a consistent approach.
  • Able to take and give constructive criticism.
  • Show consideration to others, including the family.
  • Be non-judgmental.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

ESSENTIAL

  • Full driving license and use of a car

CLOSING DATE: Monday 13th August 2018
CLOSING DATE: Tuesday 21st August 2018 in Fishguard.

Orange Recruitment is advertising this position on behalf of our client. By clicking apply you accept that your application will be forwarded to only this client in order for them to consider you for the role.

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