Childrens Support Worker - Blandford Forum

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Children’s Support Worker (Waking nights) – Complex Care – Blandford Forum, Dorset

We are currently seeking compassionate and enthusiastic children’s support workers who are keen to build their experience within complex care. We require a children’s support worker to join our team in the Blandford Forum area, working in the family home.

The successful children's support worker will provide complex care support to our young male client who has a genetic condition, global developmental delay and autism; duties include but are not limited to: personal care, JEJ/Gastrostomy feeding and care, continence care, bowel management and medication administration. You will be alert, observant and quick to act as our client is very busy on his feet.  Experience of working with children with complex care needs is preferable, however is not necessary as we provide a range of specialist training which is tailored to the individual needs of our client.

You will be paid a highly competitive rate of up to £12 per hour, dependent on experience and you can expect to work waking night shifts (22:00 – 08:00); you will be required to commit to working at least 20 hours per week between Monday and Sunday. Transport links in this area are not reliable to support workers will need a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle unless living in the local area.

At Pulse Community Healthcare, we’re passionate about providing quality, choice and independence to our clients, supporting them to live as independently as possible in their own homes and communities.  We will provide you with expert support and specialist training to help you develop in your care career.

As a Children’s Support Worker for Pulse Community Healthcare you will benefit from:
• £200 ‘Joining Bonus’ if you complete registration within 28 days*
• £250 ‘Recommend a Friend’ scheme*
• Excellent personal development and career opportunities
• Mandatory training provided, with full induction and competency sign off
• Specialist training provided to prepare you for the client’s unique requirements 
• Ability to access your rotas online in advance
• Support from a dedicated Case Manager, and 24/7 clinical support.

As a Children’s Support Worker, you will be responsible for:
• Personal care
• Medication administration
• JEJ/Gastrostomy care and management
• Bowel management
• Continence care

The ideal Children’s Support Worker will have:
• A diploma level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent (preferred but not essential)
• A current enhanced DBS on the update service (preferred but not essential) 
• Previous paid experience in Health and Social Care in the UK
• Good knowledge of safeguarding and person centred care
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Good understanding of professional boundaries
• Ability to use own initiative and work as part of wider team.

If you are interested in developing your career in care, please apply now with an up-to-date copy of your CV.  All opportunities are subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

*Terms and conditions apply to the ‘Joining Bonus’ and ‘Recommend a Friend’ schemes.

Pulse Community Healthcare is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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