Support Worker - Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom - Northern Lifetime Ltd

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Location:Longhill, Hull HU8**
Post available: part-time Support Worker

Hours: 2 x 4 hour shifts, 12noon - 4pm, per week (the exact days are flexible to meet the client's needs). Could include some weekend days.

£14.00 p/h weekdays, £15 p/h weekends, double time bank holidays

Closing date: 8th September 2023

Interview date:
About the role

This role is to support a 24-year-old man with a brain injury, in his own home and in the community.

Our client has a great sense of humour and varied interests. He enjoys his pets (three cats and a dog), video games, and has a keen interest in accountancy.

He is also hoping to join a gym when he has a support worker who can assist him with this.

You'll be working on a one-to-one basis with our client, performing domestic duties like shopping and cleaning, and while there won't be any significant personal care involved, he may need prompting for showering and teeth brushing.

Our client is looking to build up a domestic routine to help him look after his own home, and you will be very involved in motivating and encouraging this.

As for our client getting out and about, you'll need your own car and be a confident driver. Most journeys will be local, say for shopping or the gym.

Job Specifications/Description
1) To work with and support our client, a man who has a brain injury, in his own home and in the community.

2) To enable him to participate in recreational and leisure activities, both at home and in the community - such as going to the cafes, theme parks and the seaside.

3) To carry out domestic duties in his home, such as vacuuming, washing, ironing, cooking, and cleaning.

This will be done in a supportive manner with the client, encouraging independence and ownership of the tasks where possible.

4) Using your own vehicle, to act as a driver, mainly locally, and further afield if needed.

5) To provide daytime, evening, or weekend support. A degree of flexibility will be needed when organising which days to work each week.

6) To aid and support the client as directed by the Case Manager/Team Leader.

7) To follow an agreed approach, and use strategies documented in the support plan, working in collaboration with the client's family, Case Manager, team leader and any other professionals when required.

8) To undertake training and supervision as agreed by the Case Manager and occupational therapist.

9) To ensure client confidentiality in all matters relating to the client.

10) To provide assistance and support as directed by the Case Manager, and to be responsible to the client via the Case Manager.

11) Any other appropriate and reasonable task in relation to the employment as agreed with the client and Case Manager.

12) To provide daily ongoing support/prompts to assist the client to undertake personal care and domestic activities.

13) To accompany the client on holidays and weekends away if required.

Applicant Personal Specifications

Essential Qualifications/Experience

  • You must have the ability to work on your own unsupervised, or as part of a team.
  • You must have a full UK driving licence and be a confident driver.
  • You must be prepared to have business class insurance on your own vehicle to use for work purposes.

Desirable experience

  • To have a knowledge or level of understanding around Brain Injury
  • To have experience of working in a community setting or people's own homes.

Skills and Aptitudes
The following skills and aptitudes are
essential when working with our client.

1) You should have a non - judgmental approach with the ability to see things from other peoples' perspectives, and be respectful of their lifestyle choices.

2) A calm communication style with clear pronunciation when speaking.

3) An understanding of the 'enabling approach' and the ability to judge when direction needs to be offered to the client.

4) A sense of humour is vital, along with an understanding of appropriate boundaries, with a mature, confident, and professional approach.

5) To be able to integrate an understanding of brain injury - displaying empathy but with a non-patronising approach.

6) The ability to follow the support plan, the Case Manager/Team Leader and guidance, and to accept feedback.

7) To display an understanding that the workplace is also the client's home.

8) Have flexibility and a willingness to step in and help the client and family when the situation demands it.

9) Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a variety of people involved with the client.

10) To be self-motivated and able to work unsupervised with the client

11) Be conscientiousness, have good timekeeping and record keeping skills, using paper documentation and/or a laptop.

12) Ability to identify and manage potential risks, to best safeguard the client.

13) The ability to use initiative and adapt to di

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