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Providing exceptional injury rehabilitation, long term complex care and community support.

Community Support Worker

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Job Description

Peartree Community Service (part of Peartree House Rehabilitation) is a highly specialist service providing assessment, treatment, management, and support to people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) or neurological disorder. We provide neuro-rehabilitation and long-term care in our units in Southampton and to individuals in their own homes.

We are recruiting for our client who is in his 60s and lives at home in the Southampton, Netley area with a support package of one staff member on each shift. This is a waking night role starting at 8.00pm with an 8.15am finish, 3 or 4 nights a week. You will be expected to work on a rota basis. You will be expected to work rotational weekends.

The individual you will support will need help with personal hygiene and health. As this is a waking night position, you will also need to assist with the gentleman monitoring and maintaining his tracheostomy and ventilator overnight.

Tracheostomy experience is desired, but full paid training and sign of competency to be provided before starting the role. In this role you will be expected to do deep oral suctioning and RIG care (feeding tube maintenance).

Full paid training and sign of competency to be provided before starting the role. This will require the successful applicant commit to up to 8 weeks of training and shadow shifts on days before moving on to nights.

You will be expected to work on a rota basis. You will be expected to work rotational weekends. As our client will need support relatively soon we will only be considering in-country applications.

Rates of pay are £14 an hour, working 12 hours a night, 3 or 4 nights a week.

If you are caring, compassionate and generally have what it takes to thrive in this challenging and exciting area, we would like to hear from you.

Care experience is essential for this post though additional training will be provided for the client’s particular needs. Free DBS check.

These are guaranteed hours – 3 or 4 days a week.

Responsibilities and Duties

A valid full UK driving licence is essential. Please be aware that there is a requirement to assist this client with community access visits.

If you are caring, compassionate and generally have what it takes to thrive in this challenging and exciting area, we would like to hear from you.

Benefits

In return we offer:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly developed team. In return we will offer a very competitive salary, training and support from very experienced and knowledgeable MDT (occupational therapist, physiotherapist, psychology, speech and language therapist & senior support workers), support to undertake qualifications such as Care Certificate, Diploma in Health and Social Care, Brain Injury specific qualifications. You will be offered regular supervision and on call support.

  • Excellent NVQ opportunities to help you advance in your career and earn more
  • 5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata
  • Wellness service with Health Assured, offering free financial and mental health advice and support
  • Cycle to work scheme

Qualifications and Skills

  • Care experience is essential for this post though training will be provided. Free DBS check.

Schedule

  • 12 hour shift
  • Day Shift

Job Types: Full-time
Salary: £14 /hour

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