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Experienced Support Worker

CCM2344
Hourly
Permanent
Newcastle upon Tyne

Experienced Support Workers required for a 10 year old boy living in the Newcastle Upon Tyne area.

To work with our Client in a supportive role, encouraging him to participate in life skills and his rehabilitation programme.

Our Client is a delightful 10 year old boy who has sustained brain damage as a result of a traumatic birth.  he has dyskinetic cerebral palsy affecting all four limbs with his right hand-hand side being worse than his left.  He also has spasms which occur more when he is anxious, excited or upset.  Due to his brain damage he can have very challenging behaviour and will often become verbally and physically abusive.

Our Client requires a Support Worker (mate) to encourage him to develop life skills such as making his bed, preparing simple meals etc.  He also requires assistance with his toileting needs and all personal hygiene.  He will need encouragement to comply with his physiotherapy programme and  help in practising and techniques that the Neuro Psychologist has implemented.  The Support Worker will also be responsible for implementing an activities timetable, to include homework, swimming, board games, preparing simple meals and outdoor activities such as football.

Due to the nature of our Client's behaviour the Support Worker will often need to support our Client's family in implementing techniques and ensuring the Client maintains a strict routine.  The Support Worker will be expected to give our Client his medications as prescribed and will be expected to attend all training that will be client specific.  High standards of documentation will be expected and IT skills are essential.

Essential Requirements

  • Experience working with young children
  • Some understanding of brain injury
  • Must have a vehicle and hold a clean driving licence
  • NVQ level 2/3
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible
  • IT skills to be able to keep legible documentation

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in working with challenging behaviour
  • Experience in working in an educational setting
  • Experience in working with brain injury clients

Working hours: 30 hours per week.  Candidate will need to be flexible, shifts will include early mornings, some late evenings and some weekends.

Rates of pay: £11.00 per hour Monday to Friday, £13.00 per hour Saturday and Sunday.

All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.  Full training will be provided.  A full driving licence is essential.

NB: Community Case Management Services are not the Employer

Please refer to our website to view the job description and complete an application form http://www.ccmservices.co.uk/jobs-notice-board.asp  Job reference: LB/DDa