Learning Disabilities
£12.50 - £13.50 per hour + benefits
Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Posted 2 weeks ago

Job description

Support Worker (Part-Time)
Pontypridd, South Wales

The Company

Maximising potential for over 20 years, Westcountry Case Management provides a specialist case management service that helps individuals recruit their own support workers. We have just been rated as Outstanding in our recent CQC inspection.

Our ambition is to inspire clients, their relatives and professionals alike by consistently attaining excellent outcomes; supporting people with compassion and kindness.

We are currently looking for part-time Support Workers to provide a high level of care to our client, a 17-year-old young man with cerebral palsy, in Pontypridd.

The Benefits

- Salary of £12.50 per hour weekdays and £13.50 per hour weekends
- Work directly for the end client and not an agency
- Make a positive, lasting difference to a young person’s life
- Statutory benefits and holiday
- Sleep rate / night rate of £10.50 per hour on weekends

This is a fantastic opportunity for a care professional to take on a rewarding role making a positive difference to our client’s life.

You will have the opportunity to make an incredible impact on the day-to-day quality of life of our client, all whilst learning valuable professional skills along the way.

So, if you’re looking to join an organisation that will invest in your professional development, we want to hear from you!

The Role

As a Support Worker, you will provide care for our client, a young man with cerebral palsy, supporting him with a range of day-to-day activities.

Working as part of a team, you’ll help provide 24 hour 2:1 support and personal care including helping him with his eating and drinking (mainly via PEG feed) and all toileting needs. He is sling hoisted for all transfers and uses eye gaze/gestures to communicate.

You will also support our client’s daily therapeutic needs, helping him to access the hydrotherapy pool, complete his physiotherapy plan and his 24-hour postural programme.

You will play a crucial role in supporting him to engage in different activities and access the community and you will complete all aspects of domestic support in order to keep his environment clean.

About You

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

- To be registered with Social Care Wales or be working towards this
- The ability to follow instructions and/or guidance
- Good communication skills
- A full, valid driving licence

Ideally, you will have previous experience of learning, cognitive and/or behavioural support, as well as providing care for clients with communication difficulties.

A recognised Health and Social Care qualification (NVQ Level 2 or a Diploma) would be equally advantageous.

Other organisations may call this role Trainee Support Worker, Junior Care Worker, Care Assistant, Residential Care Assistant, Care Worker, Care Assistant, or Personal Care Assistant.

Your hours will vary with a minimum of 36 hours per fortnight, these hours will be made up of the following available shifts patterns. Applicants must be available to work any of these shifts as required.

Tuesday 14.00 – Wednesday 10.00 (alternate)
Wednesday 14.00 through to Thursday 10.00
Friday 14.00 through to Saturday 11.00
Saturday 11.00 through to Sunday 11.00 (alternate weeks)
Sunday 18.00 through to Monday 10.00 (alternate weeks)

This position requires a fully enhanced disclosure request from the DBS. You will also be required to register with the DBS Update Service.

Please note, we reserve the right to interview and appoint earlier than the stated closing date, should there be a good response to the advert.

So, if you’re ready to make a positive impact on our client’s life as a Support Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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