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Support Worker - Abergavenny

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Part Time
Job Sector:
Nursing / Social Care
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Monmouthshire
Salary description:
£10.00 PER HOUR
Posted:
29/08/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Orange Recruitment
Job Ref:
OR/CMC/0818CN5

Support Worker
SALARY:
£10.00 PER HOUR
HOURS: 15 HOURS PER WEEK
LOCATION: ABERGAVENNY
RESPONSIBLE TO: EMPLOYER/CLIENT
REPORTING TO: EMPLOYER AND CASE MANAGER
CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER AT 5PM
INTERVIEW DATE: TBC

JOB PURPOSE:
To provide support and facilitate the independence of a 20-year-old man with an acquired brain injury with some physical, cognitive and emotional difficulties.
The support worker will assist the client to engage in acts of daily living; enable the client to use local amenities such as the gym, shops and leisure facilities and support the client to attend community and social 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 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.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
QUALIFICATIONS/TRAINING
DESIRABLE

* NVQ 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 and behavioural difficulties.
* Ability to follow instructions / guidance.

DESIRABLE

* Experience of learning / cognitive / behavioural support
* Experience of working with ABI.
* Experience of liaising with professionals
* Experience of working with fam

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:
27/09/2018

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