*Male Support Worker
*Male Support Worker required to work with a brain damaged 13-year-old boy living in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne area, encouraging him to participate in life skills and his rehabilitation programme.
Our client sustained brain damage as a result of a traumatic birth. He has dyskinetic cerebral palsy effecting all four limbs with his right-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 display some very challenging behaviour and will often become verbally and physically abusive.
He requires support 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, in addition encouraging him to comply with his physiotherapy programme and help in practising any techniques that the Neuro Psychologist has implemented. The support worker will also be responsible for developing and 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 clients 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.
Applicants must have previous experience of working with young children along with some understanding of brain injury and be confident in working with clients with challenging behaviour.
Working hours: 37.5 hours per week.
Our client seeks someone who is well organised, flexible and has excellent communication skills.
Rates of pay £15.00 per hour Monday to Friday, £17.00 per hour Saturday and Sunday.
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 an Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Child Workforce Barring. Full training will be provided. A full driving licence is essential.
NB: Community Case Management Services Limited are not the Employer.
If you require any further information please contact Karen Tudor, Senior Recruitment Liaison Administrator on 01608 682522.
"Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010" for a male worker to work with our client.
Job Reference LB/DD.