Support Worker, Cheetham Hill

Brain Injury Support Worker, Leeds

Paediatric Support Worker, Ashton

Support Worker Team Leader, Mellor/New Mills

Support Worker, Mellor/New Mills

Support Worker Wolverhampton

SUPPORT WORKERS – CHEETHAM HILL

Part-time (25 hours – 1pm – 6pm Monday to Friday) & bank hours posts available – permanent post – direct client employment – job share possible

Dependable, self-motivated staff members required to support a 39-year old man with complex cognitive and behavioural needs and undertake some domestic duties. He requires assistance with showering, shaving and mobilising, and support and companionship in the home and community environments. Our client sustained a traumatic brain injury many years ago and whilst he doesn’t require active rehabilitation from professionals, he requires ongoing assistance and encouragement to maintain his skills, to access the community and to support his young family.

This post will involve evening and weekend shifts (4pm – 8.30pm weekdays & 2pm – 5pm Weekends)

Rates of pay:

£12.00 per hour weekdays £24.00 per hour Bank Holidays

Essential criteria:

  • Experience of working in a client’s home or social care delivery
  • Ability to work the shifts required
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Experience of managing challenging behaviours
  • Physical ability to undertake activities with the client
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to advocate for the client
  • Punctuality & excellent time-keeping
  • Honesty & an appropriate role model
  • Ability to maintain a discreet presence when client requires downtime
  • Full driving licence & confident driver
  • Bubbly & enthusiastic personality
  • Confident in water (swimming & hydrotherapy)

Preferable criteria:

  • NVQ/QCF (H&SC) or Care Certificate
  • Experience of communication aids & strategies
  • Computer literacy
  • Experience of inter-disciplinary team working
  • Non-smoker

Job offer subject to satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Screening & references

Call 0161-445-5500 or email  recruitment@linkcm.co.uk for an application pack & quote LCM49-20.

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT WORKER REQUIRED – LEEDS

Permanent part-time & bank shifts available

A small, dynamic team is required for a 21-year-old individual studying and living in the Leeds area. We are specifically looking for people with a degree in Occupational Therapy, Psychology or another related field; applications will be accepted from those currently studying towards these.

Although independent in lots of areas, our client requires some additional support in the evenings and weekends, to work on their ongoing therapy programmes, with a particular focus on their social skills, social anxiety, confidence and higher executive functioning skills. We are looking for those with an interest in brain injury, experience is desirable, but not essential as full training will be provided.

Engaging our client and developing a positive therapeutic relationship will be crucial, we are seeking those with a positive personality and approach to promoting independence and improving our client’s skills. Our client frequently attends gigs in Leeds and the surrounding areas and will require support to attend these, alongside support travelling to/from the venues. Activities are planned in advance and flexibility to extend or amend your shift times, accordingly, is essential.

This post will involve evening and weekend shifts (4pm – 8.30pm weekdays & 2pm – 5pm Weekends)

Rates of pay:

£12.50/hr hour day rate
£13.50/hr evening and weekend rate
£25.00 & £27.00/hr Bank Holiday rate

Essential criteria:

  • Degree or working towards a degree in Occupational Therapy/Psychology or another related field
  • Ability to work shifts
  • Punctuality & excellent time-keeping
  • Full, clean driving licence
  • Motor insurance including business cover or ability to add this to current policy
  • Flexibility to meet the client’s needs
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal & written
  • Patience and a positive attitude

Preferable criteria:

  • Experience of personal & social care delivery

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 LCM48-20. Closing date 24th September.

PAEDIATRIC SUPPORT WORKER – ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE – Direct client employment

Paediatric Support Worker – 20 hours per week – Monday – Friday, day shifts, night shifts available if preferred/desired.

A 4-year-old bundle of fun requires a dynamic, enthusiastic worker to support him in school & at home. As a result of cerebral palsy, he presents with complex needs, including communication, mobility & cognitive impairments. There is a wonderfully supportive family around him & additional support is now needed at his home during the present corona virus lockdown. Responsibilities will include personal care, 1-2-1 input with his transition from nursery to primary education & once appropriate, community activities. Additional hours may be available, although this will be at the discretion of the family.

Rates of pay:
Weekday Rate (7am – 10pm) £11/hr
Weekend Day Rate (7am – 10pm) £11/hr
Waking Night Rate (10pm-7am) £13/hr

Essential criteria:

  • Ability to work the shifts required
  • Punctuality & excellent time-keeping
  • Full driving licence & vehicle owner
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Physical ability to undertake all aspects of personal care & manual handling
  • Flexibility
  • Honesty
  • Ability to advocate for the client
  • Non-smoker
  • Confident in water (swimming & hydrotherapy)

Preferable criteria:

  • NVQ/QCF (H&SC) or Care Certificate
  • Previous experience of working in a client’s home or school & social care delivery
  • Experience of working with clients with cerebral palsy

Call 0161-445-5500 or email recruitment@linkcm.co.uk for an application pack & quote LCM46-20

Job offers subject to satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Screening & references

SUPPORT WORKERS REQUIRED – MELLOR/NEW MILLS

Team Leader – 6 months Fixed Maternity Cover 20 hours per week, 46-week contract per annum

A reliable, dynamic & caring Team Leader required for a 17-year old young adult in the Mellor, Stockport area. The individual has a diverse and fun set of hobbies including drumming, listening to rock music, going to the cinema, Marvel Universe, video gaming sessions, skiing, football and atending football matches.

With a range of complex needs, our client requires support in the home and community environments. Supporting the individual to carry out his therapies, college work, personal care, manual handling, driving and client-specific training are key elements of the role.

This post will involve shifts between 7am – 8pm and weekend shifts and may include days with split shifts. The shift pattern is subject to change according to client need:

Monday–Thursday 7am – 10am & 2.30pm – 7.30pm

Friday 7.30am – 5.30pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Rates of pay:

£13/hr hour weekday rate – £14/hr weekend rate

Essential criteria:

  • Flexibility and availability to work shifts
  • Punctuality & excellent time-keeping
  • Full clean driving licence & confidence driving client’s adapted vehicle
  • Physical ability to undertake all aspects of personal care & manual handling
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written, to communicate with the client, family, Case Manager & therapists
  • Confidence in the swimming pool & hydrotherapy pool
  • Ability to build a rapport with the client to support his engagement in therapies

Preferable criteria:

  • Experience of personal & social care delivery
  • Qualifications pertaining to health & social care
  • Vehicle insurance with business cover
  • Interest in the listed activities

Job offers are subject to satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Screening and references and include a 6-month probation period.

Call 0161-445-5500 or 07739 359 651, or email recruitment@linkcm.co.uk for an application pack & quote LCM42-20

Interview dates and closing date TBC.

SUPPORT WORKERS REQUIRED – MELLOR/NEW MILLS

Bank/ Casual Support Worker shifts available

A reliable, dynamic & caring team member required for a 17-year old individual in the Mellor, Stockport area. The individual has a diverse and fun set of hobbies including drumming, listening to rock music, going to the cinema, Marvel Universe, video gaming sessions, skiing, football and attending football matches.

With a range of complex needs, our client requires support in the home and community environments. Supporting the individual to carry out his therapies, college work, personal care, manual handling, driving and client-specific training are key elements of the role.

This post will involve shifts between 7am – 8pm and weekend shifts. The shift pattern is subject to change according to client need:

Monday–Thursday 7am – 10am & 2.30pm – 7.30pm

Friday 9am – 5.30pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Rates of pay:

£12/hr hour day rate – £13/hr weekend rate

Essential criteria:

  • Flexibility and availability to work shifts
  • Punctuality & excellent time-keeping
  • Full clean driving licence & confidence driving client’s adapted vehicle
  • Physical ability to undertake all aspects of personal care & manual handling
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal & written
  • Confidence in the swimming pool & hydrotherapy pool
  • Able to build rapport to support the client to engage in therapies

Preferable criteria:

  • Experience of personal & social care delivery
  • Qualifications pertaining to health & social care

Job offers are subject to satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Screening and references and include a 6-month probation period.

Call 0161-445-5500, or email recruitment@linkcm.co.uk for an application pack & quote LCM43-20

Interview dates and closing date TBC.

MALE SUPPORT WORKER (Genuine exclusion under The Equality Act 2010)

Location: Tettenhall, Wolverhampton WV6

Reporting to: Employer

Rate of pay: £9.00/hr Monday – Sunday

Part & full-time permanent posts (12 – 48 hours)

This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance the life of a young man living with a spinal cord injury in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton. The client is currently taking part in an intense physiotherapy programme and is aiming to achieve as much independence as possible. The physiotherapist attends 3 days a week and provides sessions within the client’s home. Skills learned during the sessions will continue to be applied throughout the week in the absence of the therapist. Full training and professional guidance will be provided by a specialist Neurological Physiotherapist.

Main Duties:

  • Assisting the client with transfers
  • Assisting the client with some aspects of personal care, predominately dressing & toileting
  • Supporting the client to attend physiotherapy and hydrotherapy in the community
  • Assisting the physiotherapist 4-12 hours a week (depending on shift patterns) within the client’s home
  • Ensuring rehabilitation routines provided by the physiotherapist are followed
  • Carrying out some domestic & cleaning duties
  • Providing transport and support to and from appointments, social events, family outings, shopping

Hours of Work: Various hours available, between 12 and 48 hours per week

Skills & Experience:

  • Full UK driving licence
  • A suitable vehicle with room to fit a foldable, lightweight wheelchair
  • Vehicle insurance with business cover
  • Ability to work on a rota basis to include days and weekends
  • Abilities to work well within a team and have a positive and caring attitude
  • Comfortable working within family home
  • Physical ability to undertake all aspects of personal care & manual handling

This role would suit: Support Worker, Care Assistant

Someone who is friendly, patient and supportive. You should have a genuine interest in the provision of high-quality care and should possess the motivation to develop trust and understanding within the role. You should be hardworking, reliable, honest, have a good sense of humour and be committed to providing the best care. In return, you will have the opportunity to practice your skills and keep up to date with professional development as any necessary training can be provided.

Experience is preferred but not essential.

Job offers are subject to satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Screening (cost covered by the Employer) & references

Call 0161-445-5500, or email recruitment@linkcm.co.uk for an application pack & quote LCM-CM25-19

Closing Date: TBC

Interview Date: TBC