You will be required to work with a lovely and friendly lady with an acquired brain injury as part of an established team. You will support our client with her mobility and day-to-day living, encouraging her to access the community and social activities. You will work in our client’s own home and out in the community, including frequent trips to coffee shops and catching up on the craic.
The salary for this role is £14 per hour with additional weekend enhancements.
Shifts include: day shifts, evening shifts and sleeps.
Here is what our client says:
I am 65 years young and looking for a support worker – I don’t care what your age or orientation is, but I would prefer a female with excellent communication skills, a great sense of humour, kind, honest, and happy to support me getting out and about and completing my therapies. I need support with personal care and all aspects of daily living. I use a wheelchair to get around and I have my own wheelchair accessible van so we can go out on trips. I enjoy a coffee and a chat, a look round the shops and have an interest in travel; this used to be my hobby and I loved to holiday abroad. Now I like to reminisce and tell stories of my travels and hear about yours.
I live alone in my beautiful bungalow, and I have two grown up daughters who visit often and are very important to me. If you are interested in joining me, please apply.
Wicked sense of humour, love of a coffee and a chat essential!”
Duties will include supporting our client with prompts around personal care, social and leisure activities, administration of medication and following therapy programmes set by physiotherapists.
Key skills, knowledge and experience
- You should have previous experience of working in a support worker role
- A full UK Driving licence is essential
- You should be trained to NVQ/Diploma Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or have equivalent experience e.g., completed year 1/level 4 of a recognised health profession degree course)
- This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Benefits of working with our client
All new starters take part in our peer-reviewed induction programme through probation, as well as ongoing supervision. We provide bespoke in-house training, as well as sourcing specialised client-specific training.
Some of our training courses include:
- Acquired brain injury
- Mental capacity
- Moving and handling
- Specialised client-specific training
- First Aid.