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Support Worker - Llangennech

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Nursing / Social Care
Region:
West Wales
Location:
Llanelli
Salary description:
£9.88 to £10.92 per hour
Posted:
24/08/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Orange Recruitment
Job Ref:
OR/CMC/0818HE4

Support Worker
LOCATION:
The clients home in the Llanelli area
RESPONSIBLE TO: The Employer/Client
REPORTING TO: Employer, Case manager and team leader

SALARY: £9.88 to £10.92 per hour

JOB PURPOSE:
To provide support to a gentleman in his fifties who sustained a severe brain injury several years ago.
The client lives in his own adapted property in the Llanelli with 2:1 support during the day and currently 2:1 waking night support.
The client has complex physical and cognitive difficulties and receives input from a multi-disciplinary team of neuro- 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 rehabilitation and care.

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 and team leader 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 his vehicle.
* To accompany the client to appointments as 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 brain injury.
* 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.
* 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.

QUALIFICATIONS/TRAINING
DESIRABLE

* NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) in Care
* Recent training in first aid, manual handling and health & safety

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
ESSENTIAL

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

DESIRABLE

* Some experience of providing care for clients with physical and communication difficulties.
* Experience of learning / cognitive / behavioural support
* Experience of working with ABI.
* Experience

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:
22/09/2018

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