Support Worker

Active Care Group

Support Worker

Salary Not Specified

Active Care Group, Bury

  • Part time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 01d68db38ed3436b8ab0ca389da756dc

Full Job Description

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated, and proactive 'Support Worker' or PA to join our small team of established carers in the Hawkshaw area of Bury. Working a 12-hour shift on a Friday between the hours of 9 am to 9pm. However, must be flexible to meet the needs of the client and also cover staff holidays and/or sickness if required.

Meet our client:

I am a 30-year-old male with cerebral palsy. I am actively recruiting a PA for 20 hours a week to join a team of two already established carers to assist me with maximising my independence and daily routine. I currently reside in an adapted property with my family and chocolate Labrador in the picturesque 'Hawkshaw' area of Bury.

I consider myself an active, social, and inspiring individual, who prides myself on not letting my condition define or prevent me from living life to the full, developing my learning or trying new experiences. I am an experienced AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) user which assists me with my day-to-day communication and expressing my thoughts and feelings.

I have a job which involves going into schools and providing mentorship to others with regards to communication systems and I am regularly asked to give presentations at international conferences. I enjoy keeping myself fit, challenging myself and engaging in regular community activities such as physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, horse riding, boccia, drama, wheelchair football and education courses.

For that reason, I require a person who can drive my adapted vehicle, and possess the following qualities: is highly motivated, flexible, responsible, can adapt in complex situations, confident, has excellent communication skills, is a team player and has a passion for delivering person-centred care.

Self-confidence and initiative are more important than qualifications and experience, as you may find yourself supporting the client giving presentations at national conferences, mentoring children across the Northwest who use communication aids, planning trips away, attending wheelchair football, attending a theatre group, and many other activities.

What is essential is that you can adapt your approach to the requirements of a wide range of formal and informal situations and tailor your support to allow your client to perform to his full potential in whatever situation pertains at the time.

What you will be working:

  • Friday, Days - also cover staff holidays and/or sickness if required

  • Part time - 12 hours per week

  • 12-hour shift between the hours of 8 am 8pm or 9 am to 9pm

  • What you will be doing:

    A motivated and enthusiastic male or female required, with a commitment to promoting and maintaining an independent lifestyle for an individual with Cerebral Palsy. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills whilst delivering care to an individual in their own and family home

    Undertaking a range of duties to support the client, you will work closely with the other team members to provide the highest standards of health care. To facilitate the client with his activities of daily living, support him with community activities, therapy and his job role which involves mentoring AAC users, giving presentations or attending conferences., Northern Case Management (NCM) was established in 1997 to provide support to people with acquired neurological damage (i.e., brain and spinal cord injury) and empower them to develop their full potential and enrich their lifestyle through providing a comprehensive client focused service.

    NCM work closely with the client and their family or representative to provide tailored support packages for clients in their own homes.

    We want to ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable facilities to participate in job applications or interviews to perform essential job functions. To support this, we are a Disability Confident committed employer.

    The post requires that you work independently and as part of a team, to a great extent. The post therefore requires that you work and conduct yourself in a manner that is acceptable to the employer. Reliability, integrity and complete trustworthiness are essential attributes in this post.

    What you will have:
  • Full Clean Driving Licence

  • A genuine interest in providing the best person centre care possible

  • Previous experience of working with individuals with cerebral palsy or brain injury which is desirable but not essential as full training will be given

  • Experience of dealing with clients with challenging behaviours, desirable but not essential

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Willingness to learn and develop

  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS