Live-in Support Worker required in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic support worker to join a small team supporting a gentleman with a spinal cord injury and physical disability to live an independent and active life.
The role is a live-in position, living and working with the gentleman on a ‘week on, week off’ alternating pattern. Shift patterns will in involve waking support hours between 9am and when the client goes to bed. There will be plenty of opportunities to take rest breaks throughout the day, so applicants need to be able to occupy themselves during ‘down time’. Night time duties will be a sleep-in shift, with the expectation that assistance may be required once during the night. You may also be required to help with providing cover during periods of annual leave and sickness among the team.
Duties include supporting the client with personal care routines and domestic activities of daily living, as well as implementing interventions recommended by a range of health care professionals. You will be responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the client while promoting his independence and social skills.
Experience of moving and handling duties is essential both to assist with daily function and to facilitate identified therapy goals, while experience of working with people with a spinal cord injury would be highly advantageous. Candidates will need to have flexibility in their approach, a commitment to social inclusion and an enhanced DBS clearance. An outgoing and fun personality would be desirable.
Job Type: Live-in carer
Rate of Pay: £1,000 per week*
Shifts will be worked between 9am until 10pm with sleep-in duties through the night**
Support workers will be expected to attend meetings and supervision as required outside of their usual working hours.
*Rate of pay in accordance with Daily Average Hours Agreement (DAE)
**Shift end time will vary depending on when the client goes to bed – some nights this may be earlier than 10pm, while other nights this may be later
Interested? Please apply online quoting reference BAL/KC 03/21