I am an energetic and engaging 20-year-old woman with Cerebral Palsy and live in the Oxford area. I am looking for support to work towards my independence, this includes to help me to access the community and expand my activities. I am fun loving and enjoy travelling and the usual things 20-year-old women like to do. I have just started living more independently from home in my own flat and am enjoying it. I would really like to attend university and study. I am wheelchair dependant and require support with most things including personal care, transfers, attending appointments and accessing the community and social activities.
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team and help me transition from living within the family home to live independently. As I enjoy an active lifestyle and take part in several accessible sports and groups the work will not be dull. You will be provided with professional support and training from a case manager, psychologist and therapists. There are a variety of full time, part time and bank shifts available to support me. The rates are £13 per hour in the weekday and £15 per hour in the weekend.
The Role and You
I am looking for a competent and confident individual with a vibrant personality who can respond dynamically and adapt to new things when necessary.
Successful candidates will ideally have some experience of working or training / studying in areas of psychological, medical matters, and mental health to help give some understanding of brain injury and its effects but this is not essential. Training and Case Manager support will be provided regularly.
The support worker should also be able to help me undertake educational, social and leisure activities including, support with exercise program set up by the physiotherapist, shopping, cinema and going to events. I enjoy travelling and therefore opportunities to travel are available.
This will be an incredible opportunity to work enable me to reach my full potential and build a meaningful life despite mobility restrictions whilst developing your own experience and skills.
Support workers should be able to be flexible, communicate clearly and able to keep daily records. This role requires some flexibility as there may be events I would like to attend that fall outside of normal working hours and some of the shifts will be to cover night time or weekend support. You will need a full driving licence.
An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent is desirable. Otherwise the applicant must be willing to undertake Care Certificate training.
All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Adult Workforce Barring.
NB: Community Case Management Services Limited are not the Employer
I am looking forward to meeting you so if you think this role is for you please apply.