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Support Worker

Job Reference: 14226WARCB15

Expiry Date: 29th March 2024

Location: Rugby, West Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £12.75 per hour
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 5 hours per week
Applicants must be 18 years of age or over.

When you are Required

Specific days/times required:
• Wednesday, 4pm till 7pm with a slightly later start

About the Employer

I am a 6 year old boy with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. I am non verbal and cannot walk, sit, or hold my head unaided. I am also registered severely sight impaired. I require full support for all aspects of daily life. I wear nappies, and is fed a blended diet via a PEG. I also has a high level of sensory need, where I get agitated in busy/unfamiliar situations, and needs a lot of reassurance. Finding someone who can make me giggle is important because I have a good sense of humor so we need to have lots of giggles together Please note we do not currently have any lifting equipment in place at home, so a carer would need to be able to lift him themselves. It is also worth noting that we have dogs in the house, so anyone we hire would need to be ok with that.

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Mobility / Physical • Vision • Cognitive / Learning

Gastrostomy/PEG fed

Other relevant information
• The individual keeps pets in the home.Dogs in the household.

About the Role

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support and/or prompt with personal care. This may include toileting, showering/bathing, getting in and out of bed, getting dressed.
• Support and/or prompt with cooking/meal preparation and eating meals/drinks.
• Support and/or prompt the individual to take medication.
• Support to get to and from school/work/college/social activities.
• Assist and encourage socialisation, participating in activities.
• Develop a good and trusting one to one working relationship.

Only candidates aged 18 or over should apply for this position as you will be required to administer medication.

The individuals needs may vary from day to day and your tasks may reflect this. You could be required to perform other duties as reasonably required.

You have a responsibility as an employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You have a duty to report defects and / or hazards which may give rise to an accident. You are to ensure the safety of the individual at all times.

Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure (costs will be covered).

Required Skills

• Be honest, reliable, trustworthy and punctual.• Maintain confidentiality and respect privacy, including the prohibited use of social media in relation to the job role.
• To be able to work on own initiative.
• To work as part of a team.
• To be able to follow instructions accurately.
• Be patient, supportive and caring.
• Have good listening skills and be able to provide non-judgemental emotional support.
• Be empathetic.
• Previous caring experience is not essential, however you should have a genuine interest in supporting people with a disability/illness to achieve their goals.
• Be self-motivated with a willingness to get involved.

Required Training
Successful candidates are required to undertake any training that is considered necessary and appropriate to the role.

Peg Feed. Training will be provided by the employer.

Does this position interest you?

This advert may close before the stated date if sufficient applications are received.

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