Talent Recruitment Gosport
Summary About The Role Our client is looking to recruit bank Support Workers for a new 24-hour care team for our client based in Gosport. Our client is a gentleman born in 1944, who sustained a brain injury in a road traffic collision in 2016 at the age of 72. He uses a wheeled zimmer frame to mobilise indoors with close supervision and an attendant wheelchair outside. He requires supervision, prompting and assistance with all aspects of personal, domestic, social and leisure activities. He is currently in an inpatient rehabilitation unit but will be returning home within the next few weeks to live with his wife in their own home where he will require 24-hour support. Prior to his injury, our client was very active and enjoyed dog walking (for friends) and was an active member of his local karate club. Role Overview The role is to enable our client's needs to be met through a 24-hour period within his own home, The role will involve hands on care; providing personal care (including washing, dressing and toileting), ongoing rehabilitation, assisting with domestic tasks and helping our client access social and leisure activities at home and in his local and wider community. Location Gosport, Hampshire Hours Bank shifts available - 12 hour Night shifts (these can be waking or sleeping night shifts) between 7pm and 7am to cover weekdays and weekends. These shifts are ad hoc and variable to meet the needs of the client. Remuneration £12 - £14 per hour National Minimum Wage/ National Living Wage per hour dependent on the successful candidates age for sleeping night shifts. 5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata, Free DBS check. In order to promote continuity of our high care standards, you will be offered: •Induction, •Relevant training opportunities (including The Care Certificate), •Regular clinical supervision/review meetings, •On-going support from a dedicated Case Manager or Team Leader and HR department. Interview Date w/c 25th March 2019 About You • *Physically fit to accompany the client in a range of sport/leisure activities. There may also be some loading of equipment into a car - e.g. a wheelchair. Even with specialist equipment in place and appropriate training, it is important that you are physically fit. A Handling Management Plan designed to reduce the risk of handling injuries may require you to bend, kneel, squat or lunge to ensure good posture during handling tasks. • Confident about working in the client's own home and other locations and sensitive to his needs and wishes and those of his family. • The ability to learn new skills and happy to learn new things in accordance with the client's programme. • Flexible e.g. to alter the planned activities if necessary. • Able to use own initiative. • Patient and tolerant. • Responsible attitude with a good sense of humour. • Cheerful, caring and positive attitude. • Reliable, trustworthy and a good communicator. • Basic understanding of the principles of rehabilitation. • Proactive approach to developing an appropriate range of activities. • Willing to participate in a variety of outdoor/ rural activities. • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality and to respect our client and their family's need for privacy. • Flexible with start and finish times according to the needs of our client. • Full clean driving license, and able to drive the client's car (wheelchair accessible vehicle). • Non-smoker - this post operates a non-smoking environment. • Willing to work with dogs/other animals (our client doesn't have a dog, but likes to visit, or be visited by dogs belonging to friends and neighbours and may take on a volunteer role with animals in the future). Satisfactory references & proof of eligibility to work in the UK required. This position requires a disclosure request from the DBS. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed. *The employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010 About Us ILS provide Case Management and Rehabilitation Services on a nationwide scale. When a persons life has been changed by injury, we address the practicalities. We work with children and adults who have had moderate or catastrophic, complex injuries. We assess individual needs and are able to provide a comprehensive Case Management and Rehabilitation Service designed to maximise independence. We have over 25 years worth of experience and are proud to be one of the UK's leaders in Case Management and Rehabilitation Services. ILS recruit on behalf of their clients and therefore, if you are successfully recruited, you will be employed directly by our client or their Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection. However, ILS will manage your day to day employment, providing you with the support you need to carry out your role. Working as a Carer or Support Worker for an ILS client means that you will have a dedicated Case Manager to oversee your client's care needs.