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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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Bank Neuro Rehab Support Workers

Location > Guildford - Ref.14

Our client is a 56 year old gentleman who experienced a severe brain injury just over ten years ago and is now living in his own adapted home with 24 hour support.

He has a complex brain injury and associated learning and behavioural difficulties. We are seeking bank Brain Injury Rehabilitation Support Workers to work with the gentleman in implementing agreed therapy plans.

You should be of an enthusiastic character with the ability to motivate and encourage our client in his continued rehabilitation. An interest in cycling, art, music and cookery would be an advantage. Whilst past experience working with someone with a severe brain injury would also be an advantage, your motivation, personality and willingness to learn are of equal importance.

Shifts range from five to 24 hours and cover weekdays, evenings, weekends and sleeping nights. Pay rates are from £10 per hour, plus holiday pay.

Applicants must have a clean, full driving licence and will be subject to enhanced DBS check.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within a week of the closing date.

CLOSING DATE 31 May 2018.

Ref.14

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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.

Ref:34

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Bank / Zero Hour Support Worker

Location > Tunbridge Wells - Ref.11

Our client is a lady looking for support workers to assist her to be as independent as possible in her own home. Our client is very creative and interested in arts and crafts. She likes watching movies, looking after her pets and seeing her friends. She likes to create a fun positive atmosphere around her with banter and laughter. Her acquired brain injury causes her to have impaired memory, anxiety and some physical issues. Her pain can cause some irritability and fatigue. She needs support with socialising, attending appointments, looking after her pets and completing general life skills.

You should be able and experienced in;
1) Enthusiastic character with the ability to sensitively encourage in rehabilitation
2) Support to live life to the full.
3) Liaison with professionals
4) Complete paperwork, documenting behaviour, and risk management.
5) Support progression towards planned goals, facilitate planned activities.
6) Maintain a safe environment, maximising physical and mental well being at all times.
7) Be flexible in your ability to cover shifts

You should have;
1) Excellent communication, organisational and listening skills.
2) A previous knowledge of acquired brain injury and/or domiciliary support work would be an advantage.
3) We are looking for someone that can be equally patient, caring, supportive and fun.

Whilst past experience working with someone with an acquired brain injury would be of benefit; personality and sensitivity to clients needs are of equal importance.

Flexible working hours during; weekdays, evenings, nights and weekends will apply. Pay will be between £8-£10 per hour, depending upon shift allocation. Clean driving licence is essential, successful DBS Disclosure and referencing required.

Ref:11

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