Title: *Male Support Worker
Location: South Woodford, E18
Nearest Tube/Station: South Woodford
Wage: £32,955 gross per annum / £19.50 gross per hour
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Minimum of two years experience in a Support Worker role, non-smoker and confident swimmer
Desirable: Experience of brain injury and experience working with clients using ReWalk robotics would be an advantage. Full training however will be provided
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Monday to Friday, core hours: 9.30am to 4.00pm
Family/Client Pets: None
About this client/child:
Ali is a 28-year-old young man who enjoys football, swimming, cycling, the gym and music. Ali has an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) due to a vitamin D deficiency from when he was 12 years old. Up until July 2020 he was fully dependent on his manual wheelchair but has recently been introduced to using leg robotics which are enabling him to walk with aids. Ali also has type 2 diabetes and self-medicates for his epilepsy. He can address all aspects of his own personal care himself.
Overview of role:
We are looking for a Support Worker to assist and motivate Ali to live safely within his busy family household and help him access the community. You will support him with on-going rehabilitation programmes and work alongside therapists and other healthcare professionals. This will include assisting Ali with ReWalk Exoskeleton robotics – leg robotics that are strapped to his legs enabling him to walk. Full training will be provided by his Physiotherapist. Other tasks will involve assisting with cooking, household tasks, planning, budgeting and attending weekly gym, hydrotherapy and cycling sessions. Ali is also attending wheelchair football every Thursday evening. A degree of flexibility with notice will be required as sometimes Ali will want to attend evening activities, such as meals out or going to the cinema. The core hours are 9.30am to 4.00pm but there is the flexibility of a later start on a Thursday as Ali usually gets home from football around 7.00pm.
Who this job would suit:
This role will would suit an experienced Support worker who is happy to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and be a good team player. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working with clients with brain injury and be well organised, energetic, positive and enthusiastic about life. You must have a full UK driving license, an automatic car will be provided for use when on duty.
What’s great about this job:
This is a great opportunity to make a valuable impact on Ali’s day to day life whilst continuing to promote his overall independence. The role offers extremely competitive rates of pay and lots of training opportunities from Ali’s therapy team. You will also have the opportunity to support Ali on holiday’s abroad once Covid restrictions ease.
Who is recruiting for this role?
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