We have an exciting opportunity to recruit some rehabilitation support workers to join our established team. The ideal candidates will have a good sense of humour and an excellent work ethic, and the ability to maximise someone’s potential and enhance their quality of life within their home environment.
Our client is a 16-year-old female who has non-verbal cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Her care depends on others to support her in a holistic approach ranging from personal care, feeding and toileting to promoting her quality of life within the house and in the community. Enhancing her social inclusion as much as possible is also high on her agenda, especially when supporting her to spend time with her peers. She is to live as full, active and high quality a life as possible so social and recreational activities are important in her care, together with learning her communication strategies due to her being non-verbal.
Client’s Hobbies & Interests
Our client loves active engagement and interaction; she has a passion for playing football within her capability as well as using football during her physiotherapy sessions. She enjoys swimming, social stories, cooking and watching typical teenage TV programmes.
The client requires 2:1 care, therefore you will be working alongside another support worker, with shifts throughout a seven day week. You will have experience of working with someone with a learning and a physical disability, and you will have the commitment to provide a high standard of therapeutic support in a caring and professional manner.
Tasks include supporting the client to access the community, undertaking a range of activities in the home and supporting her to maximise her independence in line with her therapy programme. You will work with other health care professionals that include a physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist, Conductive Educator and Music Therapist, with the aim of actively participating in all of these activities. You will also participate in hydrotherapy with the client to promote her physical health and enhancing her quality of life as much as possible. You will be expected to drive the client’s vehicle to commute to and from school and for other community engagements.
A lot of time will be spent playing football, cooking and providing other stimulating and therapeutic activities. There is the expectation that you will work towards a client centred approach to improve and promote the client’s quality of life by following the agreed care plans.
You will possess good communication skills, empathy, flexibility and enthusiasm, with the ability to use your own initiative and creativity. You must be used to working with what is sometimes challenging behaviour. Undertaking domestic tasks, such as cleaning and mopping at the end of the shift is vital.
- You must hold a full, clean driving licence
- You must have the skills and experience gained from working with people with challenging behaviour
- You must have a warm and friendly disposition with a good sense of humour
- Although regular shifts will be agreed, the employer holds the right to change shifts at any time to suit the client’s needs, therefore flexibility is vital
- The ability to work in the school holidays when our client has more free time is essential.
Location: Orpington area
Contract type: One year fixed term contract for full or part time workers. Bank shifts are also available. There is a potential for the positions to become permanent at the end of the year.
Rehabilitation Support Worker Hours - (£12.00ph in week and £14.00ph at weekends)
The shifts are from 7.30am - 2.15pm and 2pm - 9.15pm.
To apply, please send your CV by 5pm on 14th March with a covering letter stating your preferred hours. Successful applicants will be contacted by Weds 21st March with interviews to take place the following week.
- Physical Health
- Social Inclusion
- Health Care Professionals