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Support Workers - ILS Case Management

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12th August 2021

Employer Description

ILS are Case Management specialists in catastrophic injury for children and adults.
When a person’s life is changed by injury, we’re here to address their individual needs and to provide expert support. Our case management services are tailored specifically for every client and are designed to maximise independence in a caring and supportive way.

As a business, we have an excellent reputation for specialising in catastrophic brain and spine injury in children and adults, as well as providing detailed and clear Immediate Needs Assessments. 

We are currently seeking Support Workers on a part time basis to work with specific service users within the local area

Main Description

As an employer, ILS has earned a reputation for being a company that people are proud to work for. We value our people and the skills, expertise, experience and qualities that they bring. We have a very stable workforce and people tend to stay with us for a long time; more than half of our staff have been with us for more than 5 years.

We believe in developing people as individuals and if you join us, you’ll be offered first-class opportunities to learn, progress and develop your skills. We encourage people to engage with the development of the business and ensure they feel part of our success.

About the role

Jamie, born in 2006, has enthusiasm for life and loves attention!  He is alert, very engaging and also likes to play and interact socially with others, especially playing football.  He enjoys going to the cinema and attending his clubs, horse riding and swimming.

Jamie has moderate Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy and requires a reliable, caring, confident and pro-active special needs Support Workers to join his team to help him lead a fulfilling life and to be given the opportunity to undertake the activities he enjoys.  He uses a wheelchair when out, as he tires very easily, he walks independently, although unsteadily at times, or will hold your hand for support, sometimes Jamie benefits from having two people to support him.  Jamie has no risk awareness so does require support for physical activities.  He has limited verbal communication and uses Makaton signs and facial expressions/gestures to help him be understood.  He uses an I-pad to aid his communication and make choices.

Your role will be to support Jamie will all aspects of daily living and personal care, supervision throughout the day and some attention during the night.  To contribute to Jamie's ongoing development with a positive and upbeat attitude and to be able to work closely alongside his family and current support team.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated person to join a dedicated home care team and develop existing skills and support this very special little boy into his transition to young adult.  A truly rewarding role for someone who is able to communicate effectively and an ability to work with patience, tact, understanding, warmth and compassion.  

Days & Hours: 

2 x 18-hour positions are available.  You will be required to work a variety of shifts including days, weekends and nights to provide overnight care.

Additional hours are available in the school holiday and to cover when other staff are absent. 

What we can offer

Pay :

£10.71 Weekdays (6am to 10pm)
£11.81 Weekends (Days 6am to 10pm)
£8.81 for hours spent asleep, Monday to Thursday, 10pm to 6am
£9.06 for hours spent asleep, Friday to Sunday, 10pm to 6am
Double pay for bank holidays

Benefits :
On-going training & support provided
5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata
Sick leave entitlement
Free DBS check.

In order to promote continuity of our high care standards, you will be offered:
• Induction,
• Relevant training opportunities (including The Care Certificate),
• Regular clinical supervision/review meetings,
• On-going support from a dedicated Team Leader, Case Manager and HR department

Personal Qualities

It would be great to receive your application, if you have the following skills/behaviours:

• Must be able to work with specialist equipment (training will be provided). A Handling Management Plan is available and is designed to reduce the risk of       handling injuries, but you may be required to bend, kneel, squat, push or pull.
• Experience with working with Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy
• Confident and comfortable working in Jamie’s own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of him and his family
• Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Jamie's needs
• Can demonstrate empathy and understanding in an appropriate and professional manner
• A team player who understands the importance of feedback to qualified members of the team
• Can develop productive and professional relationships with others
• Actively creates an inclusive environment respecting diversity
• Good organisational skills who can adhere to standards and quality requirements
• Friendly, approachable with a proactive and encouraging approach         
• Punctual, patient, reliable and trustworthy
• Can maintain an excellent level of confidentiality
• Good verbal & written communication skills and IT literate
• Able to think creatively and to use initiative
• Willingness to work flexibly and cover shifts, sometimes at short notice

Essential
A full driving licence (endorsements to be disclosed).
Non-Smoker
 
Satisfactory references & proof of eligibility to work in the UK required.
This position requires a disclosure request from the DBS. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.

How to apply

Please click the link to take you to the job specification and click apply. https://jobs.indliv.co.uk/vacancies/921/support-workers--part-time.html

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 31/10/2021

Salary

£10.71 Weekdays (6am to 10pm) £11.81 Weekends (Days 6am to 10pm) £8.81 for hours spent asleep, Monday - Friday

Location

This job is located in Ipswich, Suffolk

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