Support Worker

Posted 17 September by Anglia Case Management

Support Worker
Newmarket, Suffolk

About Us

Anglia Case Management is recognised in the field as one of the most established providers of specialist case management services to both adults and children living with the consequences of acquired brain injury or other long-term and life changing conditions.

We currently work with around 165 individuals supporting them with a variety of goals such as returning to work, co-ordinating therapy programmes and moving from residential care into their own homes.

We are currently seeking a Support Worker to provide assistance to 'Miss H’, a young woman who has cerebral palsy having sustained injuries at birth. We have two part-time vacancies available (24hr and 72hr shifts to accommodate Miss H’s wishes) and also welcome applications from relief workers.

About 'Miss H’

'Miss H’ has cerebral palsy. She uses an electric wheelchair to get around and has her own large mobility van, driven for her by her support workers to get out and about.

She lives a full and active life enjoying shopping, the cinema, eating out and concerts, and particularly loves Ska music and going to band nights with friends. She enjoys going to pubs and clubs at the weekend. 'Miss H’ is a chatty, friendly and energetic person who takes pride in her appearance, fashion and loves to laugh.

She lives in her own purpose designed home which has been adapted to enable her to live as independent a life as possible and is beautifully decorated to reflect her personality and tastes. The property has a designated bedroom and bathroom for her support workers to use when on sleeping nights.

The Benefits

Salary of:
- £10.56 per hour for weekdays
- £12.40 per hour for weekends
- £7.34 per hour sleeper duty - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights (between 11pm and 8am)
- £7.34 per hour sleeper duty - Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights (between midnight and 8am)

- 5.6 weeks paid annual leave pro rata
- Sick pay
- Workplace pension scheme
- At least double pay if required to work Bank Holidays
- Pay to attend supervision/team meetings
- Pay and expenses when required to attend training courses requested by employer
- Annual review of pay rates

This is the ideal opportunity for a friendly and caring individual looking for a fresh career as a support worker with an established, specialist care provider.

When you join us, you’ll discover a dedicated team committed to the wellbeing and care of those we support. We will provide you with comprehensive training in all areas of your role so you can deliver the highest quality of care and will have the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in the care sector.

The Role

As a Support Worker, you will be part of a small team providing assistance with all aspects of 'Miss H’s’ care and support plan.

You will support 'Miss H’ with all her care needs including personal and intimate care and manual handling. Supporting her independence at all times, you will help her to engage in fun activities at home as well as out and about in the community.

You will also help to deliver regular physiotherapist-led hydrotherapy sessions and a home exercise programme, ensuring her safety and welfare at all times.

'Miss H’ also goes on several holidays every year, from weekends away at Butlins, to a few weeks abroad. Her support workers always attend with her on holidays and thoroughly enjoy the time away with her!

About You

To join us as a Support Worker, you will need:

- To be aware of care regimes and routines
- Good communication and social skills
- The ability to work 1:1 and as part of a team
- To be computer literate and have an awareness of augmentative communication aids
- Basic knowledge of safeguarding, H&S and Care Quality Commission requirements
- A full, valid manual driving licence and the ability to drive a wheelchair accessible vehicle

An NVQ in Health and Social Care would be beneficial to your application, as would experience of providing care services to physically disabled individuals, however, full training will be provided.

There are two part-time positions available, with the following shift patterns:

Role one - Working one 24-hour shift a week (Monday 8am - Tuesday 8am) and every other Thursday for a 24-hour shift (Thursday 8am - Friday 8am).

Role two - Working every other weekend 8am on Friday through to 8am on Monday (72 hour).

Please note, this post is open to Female staff only as it involves personal care. Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part I).

All successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their right to work within the UK. Due to the nature of this work, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. In addition, references will be fully pursued before a full appointment can be made.

Other organisations may call this role Care Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Residential Care Assistant, Care Assistant, or Personal Assistant.

Webrecruit and Anglia Case Management are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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