Female Support Workers

Health and Social Care Jobs
Bromley (London Borough), London (Greater)
£9.00 - £12.00 per hour
13 Apr 2017
11 May 2017
Contract Type

We are looking for a Female Support Workers in the Biggin Hill area of the borough of Bromley, £9.00 - £12.00 per hour.

Our client is a lady in her mid 30's, looking for a female rehabilitation support worker to work with her 1:1 in her own home. Our client is very creative and interested in arts and crafts and really enjoys story writing. She likes watching movies, time with her family; she likes to create a fun positive atmosphere around her with banter and laughter. Her acquired brain injury causes her to have impaired memory, high anxieties, and confidence issues. She has chronic pain and suffers fatigue greatly. She needs support with daily living, socialising, attending therapies in her life and vocational life skills. Our client is independent with transfers and most of her personal care.

Our client gets bored easily and has difficulties to pace whilst in pain and tired; she will require help to see when she needs to rest and when to push herself to do an activity. She also wants to get out of the house more but has problems due to pain and fatigue and requires support with encouragement to go out in the first place.

What is the role of a Female Support Worker:

Liaison with family and professionals, completion of relevant paperwork, risk management, progression towards planned goals, and facilitating planned activities inside and outside the house will be a part of the role. Maintaining a safe environment, maximising the client's physical and mental wellbeing at all times.

You will have:

A vibrant and enthusiastic nature, be motivated, encouraging, positive and hold a fun outlook, down to earth, familiar with the local area and appropriate activities, an ability to motivate and encourage our client in her understanding of the situation and learning of life skills. A key element of the support required is verbal reassurance as our client has high anxiety and lacks acceptance of her situation. You need to have a good command of the English Language as our client has some communication difficulties.

What we offer:

Ongoing support, supervision and personal development. Excellent training opportunities inc; coaching from brain injury case management team, QCF and Care Certificate.

Working hours & rates of pay for a Female Support Worker:

24hours on per week (made up of x1 15hour shifts x1 sleep overs).

Flexibility needed for weekdays, and some weekends.

Pay will be between £9-12.00 per hour, depending upon previous experience and qualification. QCF 3 or 4 alternatively an undergraduate degree preferred.

Clean driving licence, successful Enhanced DBS Disclosure and referencing required.

The clients who we care for have the right to specify the gender of the person providing them Care and Support and under the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1: general occupational requirements) we only require Female carers at the present time.