Job Title: Female Support Worker

Location: CO5 0TA, Colchester

Salary: £17 per hour-£18 per hour

Job Type: Permanent, Part time and relief, total hours up to 30 hours per week.

Monday to Friday 0800 hrs to 1630 hrs plus weekend hours up to 16 hours per month, likely to be based on 4 hours on a Saturday. Times to be discussed at interview.

We are a Case Management company, commissioned to provide supervision and management to staff who are employed by the person they work for. When you join a team working with Ben Holden Ltd, you will receive excellent support from a specialist Case Manager and Registered Manager, access to exceptional training to develop your professional knowledge and expertise, and the benefit of forming a meaningful relationship with the person you will be working with, to make a real difference to their life.

The Role:

Katie is 25 years old and lives in her own home with her parents and pet cat. Katie has an acquired brain injury which she received at or near the time of her birth. As a result, Katie has Cerebral Palsy which affects all four of her limbs, her trunk and neck. Katie also has a moderate learning disability and communication difficulties.

Katie needs support with all areas of her daily life and aspects of her personal care. She also requires support with mobilising and practical one to one support with eating and drinking.

Katie is looking for a support worker who will support her with the above but also support her to attend her day activities. Katie likes to go to a crafty drama class, a farm placement, gym and swimming and horse riding. It is important that Katies support worker likes and is confident with animals and reptiles as feeding, caring for and handling is part of the farm tasks. During riding sessions, a support worker is needed to hold the reins, talk to the horse, and support Katie with mounting and dismounting. All training and guidance will be given.

Experience:

  • Experience of working with people with complex mobility needs and other health needs
  • Experience of supporting people with Cerebral Palsy and learning disabilities

Responsibilities:

  • To support Katie with all areas of personal care and hygiene
  • To support Katie with all aspects of mobilising and transfers as per her bespoke support plans
  • To support with meal planning, food and drink preparations, and eating and drinking as per her bespoke food and drinking plan
  • Encouraging Katie to be as independent as possible but being hands on to offer support and guidance
  • To drive Katie to daily activities and support her throughout the day. This will involve swimming, hydrotherapy, being next to and close to horses, feeding and handling farm animals and reptiles, and taking a supportive role in drama and other activities Katie wants to complete
  • To support Katie to complete her therapy as per her bespoke therapy plans
  • To follow all care and support and therapy plans and feedback to the Case Manager any changes or updates that are needed
  • To support Katie to identify and plan activities that she may enjoy
  • To work in collaboration with Katie’s parents and communicate effectively with them
  • To facilitate and follow risk management plans and inform the Case Manager of any concerns or changes required
  • To support Katie to problem-solve when situations are stressful or unfamiliar
  • To support Katie’s parents with respite and be available to support Katie when the cover is required
  • To complete all required training and attend team meetings and supervisions when

arranged.

Benefits:

  • Monday to Friday – £16.00ph
  • Weekend hours – £17.00ph
  • 6 weeks annual leave per annum (pro-rata)
  • Statutory sick pay
  • Pay to attend supervision and training
  • Mileage rates
  • Access to Ben Holden Ltd employee assistance programme
  • Access to Ben Holden Ltd discount scheme
  • Employer will support employees secure funding for diplomas in Health and Social Care Level 2, 3 or 4

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of: Social Worker, Support Worker, Enabler, Carer, Care Management, Care Support Worker, Support Coordinator, Support Manager, Care Coordinator, Social Worker, Guidance Councillor, Young Persons Advisor, Youth Worker, Youth Support, Support Assistant, Support, Residential Care Worker, Care Assistant, Senior Support Assistant, Care Helper, Healthcare Assistant, Residential Care Support may also be considered for this role.

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