Support Workers Bramhall, Cheshire

Paediatric Support Workers – Wilmslow, Cheshire

SUPPORT WORKER – PART & FULL-TIME POSTS

Location: Bramhall, Cheshire

Reporting To: Employer

Rate of Pay: £13.13/hr weekdays – £14.18/hr weekends & Bank Holidays

Closing Date: 30th May 2024

Note: Applicants will not be shortlisted on CV only & an application form must be received

Part-time & full-time permanent posts

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the current team of staff supporting Matthew, a delightful 16-year-old who sustained an acquired brain injury at birth. For manual handling reasons, this is a 2:1 support package and the fully adapted property houses all the equipment needed to promote Matthew’s safety and independence. His hydrotherapy pool allows for the provision of water-based therapy and fun time with his younger sibling and staff will be required to support Matthew in this activity.

Respecting the privacy and dignity of the client and his family, you will provide Matthew with companionship and support his independent living in a variety of locations, primarily the family home and the local community, plus support him to access leisure activities. Matthew uses specialist high and low-tech communication aids and has a fantastic, cheeky sense of humour.

Matthew enjoys playing with his pet dog and supporting Manchester United, and as a season ticket holder, he attends home matches with his support staff. He has a wheelchair accessible vehicle which staff will be required to drive. To facilitate this, you must have a full UK or EU driving licence. Staff may be invited to accompany Matthew on family holidays, both in the UK and abroad, at no cost to themself; although this is not a mandatory part of the employment.

You should have a genuine interest in the provision of high-quality care and possess the motivation to develop trust and understanding within the role. You must be hardworking, reliable, honest and committed to providing the best support possible. Experience is preferred but not essential.

Full training and supervision will be provided before and during your employment. Following Matthew’s bespoke support plan, you will provide assistance, support, guidance and encouragement, as directed by the family, Case Manager and therapists. You will contribute to the development of care plans and risk assessments, providing feedback to the treating therapists and Case Manager.

Main Duties:

  • Assisting Matthew with personal care & activities of daily living
  • Medication management & administration
  • Supporting Matthew with his rehabilitation programme within the home & community
  • Transporting & supporting Matthew with accessing sixth form, appointments, football matches, social events, family outings & holidays
  • Carrying out domestic & cleaning tasks

Hours of Work:
10 – 40 hours a week
7.30am – 9.30am – Monday to Friday
3.30pm – 9.30pm – Monday to Thursday
2.30pm – 10pm – Friday

Split shifts are in place although morning or afternoon shifts only will be considered (determined by operational need, staff numbers and ability to accommodate this).

Essential criteria:

  • Full UK or EU driving licence (international licence cannot be accepted due to insurance policy conditions)
  • Confidence driving the client’s wheelchair accessible vehicle
  • Ability to work on the required shifts (set shifts may be possible)
  • Ability to work well within a team & have a positive & caring attitude
  • Physical ability to undertake all aspects of manual handling & activities
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries & confidentiality
  • Non-smoker
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to dynamically risk assess & problem-solve
  • Ability to advocate for Matthew
  • Punctuality & excellent time-keeping
  • Honesty & being an appropriate role model
  • Ability to maintain a discreet presence when Matthew requires time with his family
  • Bubbly & enthusiastic personality
  • Confident in water (hydrotherapy pool)
  • Computer literacy

Preferable criteria:

  • Experience of working in a client’s home or social care delivery
  • Knowledge/ experience of cerebral palsy
  • NVQ/QCF (Health & Social Care) or Care Certificate
  • Experience of communication aids & strategies

Link Case Management Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our clients and we will regularly provide training and undertake screening of all applicants and employees. Job offers are subject to satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Screening & references and include a 6-month probation period.

Call 0161-445-5500 or email recruitment@linkcm.co.uk for an application pack & quote LCM108-24

Paediatric Support Workers – Wilmslow, Cheshire

Full-time, hours to be confirmed, four permanent posts available.
Weekdays, weekends, Sleeping night shifts during term-time & non-term-time.
Direct client employment

We are excited to be offering a great opportunity for motivated and enthusiastic candidates to work in the care sector. You will need to have a rehabilitation focused approach to support a 14-year-old-boy with Cerebral Palsy, at home and in the community.

We are looking to recruit four level three Support Workers to work in a 2:1 package of care.

The shift patterns are negotiable and are broadly separated into term time and non-term time as follows:
Term-time
Monday to Friday daytime – 8am – 10am & 3pm – 9pm
Weekends – 8am – 10pm
Sleeping nights – 9pm – 8am (with two hours of waking care from 9pm – 11pm)

School holidays
Monday – Friday daytime 8am – 10pm
Weekends – 8am – 10pm
Sleeping night 10pm 8am (with two hours of waking care from 9pm 11pm)

Our client requires support before and after school to assist with most activities of daily living, including personal care, preparing, and eating meals, implementing therapeutic strategies, aiding effective communication, and accessing the community. He requires constant supervision as, although he is independently mobile, he is unsteady on his feet and uses a wheelchair for longer distances. The morning staff will support with getting ready for school and driving him there. The after-school shift will include collecting him from school and supporting with homework, domestic tasks and accessing extracurricular activities.

Our Client enjoys spending his weekends exploring and attending community activities, and his many interests include skiing, cycling, music and movies, theme parks, swimming, sailing, trampolining, cars, and computer gaming. He needs support to expand his social network. His engaging and adventurous personality mean this will certainly be a rewarding and enjoyable role. You will need to be fit and active to keep up with him!

You will have the opportunity to accompany our Client on holidays in the UK and abroad.

A driver is essential, and you must be aged over 21 years if driving the client’s vehicle. Drivers under the age of 21 are acceptable if using your own vehicle.

We are looking for someone who is outgoing and has a can-do attitude to life. You will need to understand and respect professional boundaries and confidentiality and will work respectfully with the client and his family within their home. You will be skilled in gauging and responding to changes in mood and sensitivities, promoting confidence and positivity, and advocating for the client. This client responds well to cheerful personalities and the successful candidates will be bright, positive-thinkers and sensitive to the needs of others. Ideally you will have experience of working with children with additional needs, particularly cerebral palsy. You will undergo an induction and client-specific training and will have regular supervision.

The interview process will consist of a formal interview and an informal in-person meeting with our client and their family.

Rates of Pay:

Level three Support Worker
£16.00 per hour Monday – Friday (days and waking nights)
£17.00 per hour Saturdays & Sundays (days and waking nights)
£11.44 per hour Sleeping night shift. (Monday – Sunday)
Double time on Bank Holidays

Essential criteria:

  • Full UK driving licence, access to own vehicle (with business insurance) or confidence driving an adapted vehicle (over 21 if driving client’s vehicle)
  • Ability to work the shift patterns required
  • Commitment to client safeguarding, dignity, confidentiality & respect
  • Bright and positive personality
  • Experience or interest in working with children with special needs
  • Physically fit, able and willing to support the client with their desired adventurous activities
  • Flexibility & reliability
  • Excellent written & verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think on your feet, dynamically risk assess and problem-solve
  • Physical ability to undertake all aspects of personal care & manual handling
  • Swimmer who is confident in water
  • Computer literacy

Preferable criteria:

  • Active and enjoys outdoor activities and/or some of the client’s other interests
  • NVQ/QCF (H&SC or child/education related)
  • Experience of working in clients’ homes and child health & social care delivery
  • Experience using communication aids
  • Understanding/experience of cerebral palsy
  • Experience of carrying out therapy programmes
  • Ability to work additional hours as required

Link Case Management Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our clients and we will regularly provide training and undertake screening of all applicants and employees. Job offers are subject to satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Screening & references and include a 6-month probation period.

Call 0161-445-5500 or email recruitment@linkcm.co.uk for an application pack & quote LCM106-24 Closing date 29th May 2024