Title: *Female Support Worker
Location: East Sussex, BN6
Nearest Station: Hassocks
Wage/Salary: £251.28 + gross per 24-hour shift
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Supporting someone with a brain injury, particularly to live independently within their own home. Confident supporting a client with anxiety.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Part Time or Full-Time roles available, 24-hour shifts (Day shift and sleeping night)
Family/Client Pets: No, but a staff member does bring a cat to work on days she is on shift
Accommodation: Lovely carer’s room with double bed, desk and own bathroom
About this client:
Jenny is an older lady who enjoys going to the cinema, theatre and venturing into town. She also loves eating out and having her hair done on a frequent basis. Jenny sustained a brain injury in the year 2000. She has complex cognitive and mental health care needs which impacts her attention, concentration, short term memory, judgement, and processing of information. She uses a walker for her mobility, the only time she may need assistance is when tackling a small platform. Jenny does also experience cognitive fatigue and severe anxiety which can manifest as somatoforms disorder.
Overview of role:
We are looking for an additional Support Worker to join Jenny’s friendly team. You will be supporting Jenny in all areas of her daily living, including meal preparation, reaching therapy goals and completing day to day activities. Jenny enjoys an active lifestyle but will need to be supported and prompted. She uses her treadmill daily and has access to an indoor bike. Jenny can display splitting behaviours (seeing things in a very black or white way) so Jenny’s support workers tailor their support to avoid the onset of such behaviours by keeping a consistent approach between all staff members and following the guidance in Jenny’s support plan. An automatic car will be provided when on duty. The role is offering one to two 24 hour shifts per week, this includes a sleeping Night, usually from 8.00am until 8.00am the following day, when another member of staff takes over. The role can accommodate a candidate’s preference on days so please email your availability. The rates offered are £12.00 during the weekday and £15.00 gross per hour during the weekend. Sleeping Night Rates: £71.20 gross per shift.
Who this job would suit:
This job will suit an experienced and organised Support Worker with excellent communication skills and someone who is a team player. Personality wise we are looking for candidates who are strong and confident in their approach, forward thinking and someone who has a good sense of humour.
What’s great about this job:
Jenny is a vibrant and strong-willed individual- she has a brilliant sense of humour and will likely lighten up anyone's day! You will get to go on outings with Jenny and be welcomed by her supportive team. You will receive mandatory training and ongoing support from Jenny’s team leader and Case Manager.
Who is recruiting for this role?
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