Support Worker - Llangennech

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Nursing / Social Care
Region:
West Wales
Location:
Llanelli
Salary description:
Day Rate: £11.85 ph, Waking Nights: £12.50ph
Posted:
09/08/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Orange Recruitment
Job Ref:
OR/CMC/0818JAC3

Support Worker
Salary: Day Rate:
£11.85, Waking Nights: £12.50
Hours: Various Day and Night Shifts Available (Flexibility essential)
Location: Llangennech Area
Responsible to: The Employer/Client
Reporting to: The Employer/Client and the Case Manager
CLOSING DATE: 30 AUGUST 2018
INTERVIEW DATE: 17 SEPTEMBER 2018

JOB PURPOSE:
To provide support and facilitate the independence of our client, a young man who lives with his parents in a fully adapted property. He has Cerebral Palsy and requires care on a 2:1 basis.
The client has complex physical and some cognitive difficulties and receives input from a multi-disciplinary team of therapists.
The support worker will work as part of a team to provide personal care; assistance with therapeutic activities and other tasks relating to his and care.
The work is varied and involves assisting the client to access the local community and its amenities, along with accompanying him on outings and holidays. At times, it may be necessary to work additional hours depending on the activities that the client wishes to attend.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES/KEY DUTIES

* To ensure consistency of approach with the client in accordance with advised approaches to care and any 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 support the client to access outings and holidays.
* 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 respect confidentiality at all times.
* To be aware of the client's limitations and strengths.
* 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 drive the clients' vehicle.
* To adhere to guidelines when taking the client out his vehicle.
* To accompany the client to appointments if required.
* To be answerable to the client in the first instance and clinically supervised by the case manager.
* To be aware of the problems that the client may have due to his cerebral palsy.
* Attend relevant training days and sessions when the opportunity arises.
* Attend staff meetings as requested.
* To complete relevant documentation as instructed.
* To carry out domestic chores as appropriate.
* To ensure our client's immediate home environment is kept tidy and well organised
* 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

* *Physically fit - Even with specialist moving and handling equipment and training in place, it is important that you are physically able to carry out the moving and handlin

Company Description

Orange Recruitment is team of recruitment specialists, with over 10 years of experience. Orange Recruitment was established to provide our clients with an abundance of highly qualified candidates, with minimal costs & minimal hassle.

Closing Date:
06/09/2018

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