Job Title: Support Worker
Location: Horsham
Hourly rate: £14-£16 per hour
Reference: DP7453

Week 1

Saturday day 8am to 8.15pm

Sunday day 8am to 8.15pm

Week 2

No shifts

Week 3

Saturday night 8pm to 8.15am – double need

Week 4

No shifts

Please apply for any hours you are available to work

We have a great opportunity for a Support Worker to join our inspirational team of Support Workers in caring for a young lady with a traumatic brain injury. We are looking for experienced, energetic and active individuals to support her.
The Support Worker will play a key role in facilitating our client’s everyday needs, including rehabilitation therapy, medication, personal care, appointments and social activities. You will be supported by a wider Multi-disciplinary Team and Case Management service.

Support Workers will receive benefits such as:
• Excellent pay rates
• Regular supervision and support throughout employment. Yearly appraisals and personal development plans.
• Paid DBS check
• Paid Training
• Pension Scheme

Other Requirements 
• Car driver with clean UK licence essential.
• You will need to attend and actively participate in relevant training events, including mandatory training and additional training specific to the client’s needs which will include administration of medication, practical first aid, practical manual handling and PEG management.
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Typical duties

Domestic - 
To provide ongoing day to day support to the client which will include housekeeping, household cleaning and laundry duties as requested

To liaise with Employer, family members, Case Manager, therapy team and external services to
maintain a high standard of care and provision of a quality service to the client. This could include,
GP, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Consultant and Psychology.

To assist in maintaining accurate records, i.e., communication books, petty cash expenditure.

Personal Care: 
To provide all aspects of personal care tasks as outlined in the clients care plan. This will include ensuring continuity and consistency of support, both physical and emotional which reflects the individual’s changing needs. Support should, whenever possible, be provided in a manner that promotes verbal and physical independence.

To ensure that all agreed ways of working and procedures are followed for the administration of medication.
Ensure that the client’s nutritional needs are met, this includes PEG management and following
feeding guidelines from the Speech and Language therapist and dietician

To ensure that effective communication is carried out at all times using agreed methods which are outlined in the communication care plan and Speech and Language therapy guidelines.

To actively participate and support the client to engage with the agreed rehabilitation programme as outlined by the therapy team and Case Manager.

To provide active support, to allow the client to participate as fully as possible in activities both
inside and outside the home.

To accompany the client on holidays if required. During the periods when you are not required to travel with the client you will be paid you contracted hours.

To support the client with leisure activities.

To drive the client to/from activities, appointments.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 

Previous care experience and/or therapy background preferred. Experience in administering medication and PEG trained preferred.

Car driver with clean UK licence essential.
Minimum of 2 professional references are required.

NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent qualification desirable.

To be familiar with the Health and Safety at Work Act and ensure effective implementation this
during duty.

To assist in maintaining accurate standards of safety and security for the client and liaising with the family and Case Manager regarding issues which may arise.

Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard

Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom

Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety

If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV to [email protected] quoting reference number DP7453

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives