Female Childrens Support Worker - Blandford Forum

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Female Children's Support Worker (Waking nights) – Learning disabilities and complex care – Blandford Forum

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

The successful children's support worker will provide complex care support to our young male client who is living with learning disabilities, autism and a respiratory condition; duties include but are not limited to: personal care, respiratory care, enteral feeding, nebulisers, medication administration and basic observations. Excellent communication skills and a consistent approach are essential in this role due to the stress that our client experiences from change; you will need to be proactive in identifying and preventing triggers that can result in challenging behaviours. Experience of working within a complex care setting 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 £13 per hour, dependent on experience and you can expect to work waking nights shifts (21:00 – 07:00); you will be required to commit to working at least 20 hours per week between Monday and Sunday including alternate weekends. Due to the nature of this role you will also be expected to travel to Bournemouth some weekends so a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle is necessary.

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
• Enteral feeding
• Nebulisers
• Respiratory care (Invasive ventilation, trachesostomy, oxygen and humidifiers)
• General observations

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) 
• A full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle
• 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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