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Rehab Support Worker

Location > Westerham, Sevenoaks - Ref.21

We are looking for a Rehabilitation Support Worker in Horsham for our client. He is a 43-year-old gentleman, living in his own adapted home with support. His acquired brain injury causes him to have impaired memory, speech difficulties, executive functioning difficulties and he suffers fatigue greatly.

We are seeking a patient, caring, and supportive individual to work with him on a one-to-one basis in his own home, and to help him maintain his independence in the community. You should be enthusiastic and have the ability to motivate and encourage our client in his continued rehabilitation.

Beneficial skills: good time management, problem solving, and administrative skills. An interest in football, cooking, movies, knowledge of technology and F1 racing would be an advantage.

As a Rehabilitation Support Worker, your responsibilities will involve:

• Supporting progression towards planned goals, facilitating planned activities/events.
• Maintaining a safe environment, maximising physical and mental well-being at all times.
• Liaising with family and professionals.
• Supporting to live life to the full.
• Completing the relevant admin for your shift.

What experience is required?

• Whilst experience of working with someone with a severe brain injury would be an advantage, your motivation, personality and willingness to learn are of equal importance.
• Due to the nature of the role you must hold a full UK driving licence.
• Successful DBS Disclosure and referencing required.
• Experience working 1:1 with a client would be an advantage, but not essential.

Hours & Rates of Pay:

• 15 hours per week including weekday evenings and weekends on a rolling rota.
• £10-12 per hour.

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Support Worker

Location > Westerham, Sevenoaks - Ref.58

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced support worker to assist our male paediatric client in the Westerham area. Our client requires a high level of care and support, and we are looking for a support worker to assist with that care in the mornings:

You will work five mornings a week, during the week in term time only.
You will support our client to manage his personal hygiene, which will include supporting him to shower, manage his dental hygiene and incontinence needs. You will be encouraging our client to eat a good breakfast. You will be working with our client and his supportive family to get organised for the day. You will work alongside our client, encouraging independence but understanding his limitations. You will need to support our client to put on his orthotics in the morning. You will take our client to his nearby school in his vehicle then return to the house for your own vehicle.
Salary: £10.50 per hour

This will be a rewarding post supporting a lovely young client in his own home.

To apply you will need:
Previous experience as a Support Worker or working with children with disabilities in other relevant setting (essential).
Current full driving licence with at least one year's driving experience (essential).
NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care or equivalent (desirable).
You must be confident to work alone.
Excellent communication skills ensuring that you share information with our client's parents and case manager.
Enthusiasm and initiative.
To like dogs as our client has a dog.

This post is subject to two excellent references and successful DBS enhanced check.

Ref.58

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Contracted & Bank Support Staff

Location > Haywards Heath - Ref.59

Our client is a lady in her mid-50s, looking for part-time staff to work with her and her team in her own home. Our client sustained damage in utero as a result of her mother being prescribed the drug thalidomide. Our client was subsequently born with no arms and legs. Our client also has chronic cyclical migraine syndrome, sleep apnoea & asthma. She also has a neurological condition trismus.

The role is to provide administration, financial and practical support, including personal care, to our client in accordance with her timetable, employment law and good practice.
You should be able to:

1) Deliver personal care ensuring dignity and respect.
2) Complete paperwork, documenting behaviour, and risk management.
3) Support progression towards planned goals, facilitate planned activities.
4) Maintain a safe environment, maximising physical and mental wellbeing at all times.
5) Plan and organise activities to encourage participation within the community.
6) Promote and maintain privacy and confidentiality.

You should have:

1) Excellent communication, organisational and listening skills.
2) A previous knowledge of Learning disability and/or domiciliary support work would be beneficial.
3) We are looking for someone that can be equally patient, caring, supportive and fun.
4) Interest arts and crafts would be advantageous.
5) Cooking skills.
6) Clean driving licence.

You are expected to help our client manage her daily tasks, inclusive of managing the working environment, health & safety & fire safety procedures. Some help outside of the home may be required on occasions.

Our client attends a day centre and enjoys carriage driving at the RDA.

Contracted shifts available for Sunday afternoons and Tuesday mornings each week. Bank staff are required to cover sickness and annual leave within the team. Flexibility is a requirement.

Pay rates start £8-10 per hour for weekdays and £9-11 per hour for weekends. Sleeping night hours will be paid at the National Living/Minimum Wage.

Successful DBS check and referencing will be required.

Ref.59

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Registered Staff Nurse - nights - full time 36hrs
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights

Location > Battle, East Sussex - Ref.34

The client's family are now looking to add more registered nurses (RGN or RNLD) to join 'S's current team we are looking for full time availability working on a rolling monthly rota of 3 nights (36.75 hrs) a week.

Our client 'S' is a 20-year-old young man and whilst he has considerable care needs, has the most wonderful personality and sense of humour. He is wheelchair dependent and requires fully assisted 24-hour care, which includes medication and fluids via a naso-gastric tube; he requires tracheal suction and the management of very severe seizures when these occur. At all times, 'S' has a nurse and carer working together. Whilst unable to verbalise his communication 'S' is very able in making himself understood through signs and noises.

'S' regularly attends a further educational establishment twice a week. He likes to go out daily to different local areas and enjoys eating out in different places and he enjoys being taken out by his staff in his car and 'people watching'

Whilst past experience of working with severely disabled young people is desirable, your personality, enthusiasm and flexible approach to the requirements of the position are also of significant importance. Your ability to work in a family home and to liaise effectively with my client's parents is of crucial importance also. Full training will be provided.

Working hours are currently managed on a 12-hour night shift basis plus a short handover over 7 days a week. Current need is for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Pay will reflect the successful applicant's skills and past experience as a registered nurse. A pension scheme is being introduced.

Clean driving licence and enhanced DBS Disclosure required.

Please note this is a change to the previous advert and Brain Injury Services Ltd. is working with the family; we are not a care agency.

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