Support Worker – £10.00 ph
5 hours per day over 5 days per week – flexibility considered
Our client requires a support worker to assist him five days a week. This will involve taking an active role in working with him to attend appointments, encourage mild exercise, accompanying him with shopping and collecting his medication, engaging in meaningful activities and liaising with appointed therapy professionals.
Working hours are available for those interested in part-time working, five days a week, five hours per day. Rate of pay will be £10.00 per hour. We are more than happy to have support workers who could cover 2-3 shifts per week, to provide flexibility between them in supporting our client fully.
Ideally we will require some level of flexibility in the hours worked, as there may be occasions when our client may want to go watch football later in the evening and will need accompanying. Having the flexibility of the support worker to change their hours, with adequate notice is desirable.
A private case manager is involved, working alongside the client and his family. A full induction training programme will be organised in order to familiarise the successful candidate with our client’s needs and complete training on his therapy programme.
The Responsibilities of the Support Worker
·To assist the client with food shopping, clothes shopping and encouraging the client to be mobile including but not limited to, walks in the local park, trips to shopping centres
·To accompany the client to any appointments during your shift
·To assist the client with liaising with his doctor and pharmacy with regards to his medication
·To promote a healthy and well-balanced diet
·To promote the client’s wellbeing and happiness.
·To encourage our client to continue with his personal trainer and his training regime
·To provide assistance with all aspects of the client’s ongoing rehabilitation under the supervision of treating doctors and therapists.
·To maintain a safe environment for the client, in the home and in all community-based activities (subject to completion of risk assessment training).
·To follow the support programme agreed with the case manager, therapists and the client.
·To assist the client with any domestic chores and promote a clean environment
·To advise the family, or where appropriate the case manager of any concerns regarding the client’s physical and psychological health.
·To use initiative when unforeseen events occur, and the family / case manager are not directly available to provide guidance.
·To work as an individual responsible to the case manager and to ensure good communication, flexibility, and a consistent approach to care.
·To attend support worker meetings and training sessions as requested.
·To make a daily report following each duty regarding the client’s welfare.
·To liaise with the case manager for annual leave requests and alert the case manager of sickness that will prevent them working, in order that cover can be organised.
·To report to the case manager regarding general progress and any incidents that give rise for concern.
·To respect the privacy of the client. All matters relating to the client’s situation and family are to be treated as confidential and are not to be disclosed to a third party.
·Experience of working in a support role, both in the community and the home.
·Friendly, approachable and confident in the role.
·Experience and ability to understand and deal with complex and challenging behaviour.
·Flexible in approach to meet the needs of the client.
·Full driving licence.
· Previously worked with therapists to deliver a support plan.
· NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent recognised health profession qualification.
· Registered on DBS update service.
· 5.6 weeks holiday (pro-rata for part-time)
· Competitive rate of pay
· Ongoing training
Stockport, Greater Manchester
Offerd Salary0- £15,000