Support Worker (Care) – Harlow (CM19) – LG/24304

Carer, Personal Assistant, Support Worker
Essex
Posted 2 weeks ago

Ref: LG/24304

Job Title: Support Worker (Care)

Location: Harlow (CM19)

Rate of Pay: Up to £13 p/hr. With enhancements for weekends and waking nights.

Hours: Part of a 24-hour team, working shifts including evenings/weekends/nights on a rota basis.

Job Description:

To be part of a 24-hour care team to support a young adult with complex health needs and learning difficulties, in her family home. Candidates must be kind, reliable and compassionate.

Support with personal care, administration of medicine, hydration and nutrition, postural management, seizure management. Provide skilled moving and handling.

When necessary, accompany the individual on holidays and short breaks within the UK.

To maintain a safe environment for the individual, taking into consideration her physical, cognitive, communication and sensory difficulties.

Monitor all health care needs.

Provide an inclusive quality of life activities and enable choice and positive communication opportunities. Support the individual with enjoying Family time and enabling access to the community.

Support the use of a host of specialist equipment, including communication aids, moving and handling items, postural management systems and sensory equipment/games.

Training will be provided.

Experience or Qualifications:

Essential:

Computer literate and able to keep clear and concise records

Excellent communication skills. Motivated and enthusiastic

Ability to work on own initiative

Clean driving licence

Flexibility to travel with individual

Willingness to undertake training

Experience in care and support of people with complex care needs and learning difficulties

(1 year)

Desirable:

Experience in working with education services, working with therapists in a rehabilitation setting and working in the community.

NVQ level 2,3 or 4 Health & Social Care

NVQ level 2,3 or 4 Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Covid vaccinations will be preferable and testing will be completed regularily.

 

 

Any offers are subject to a DBS check, receipt of two references and checking the legal right to live and work in the UK.

 

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