Female Support Worker (Live In) - Spalding

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Female Support Worker (Live In) – Spinal injury – Spalding, Lincolnshire

We are currently seeking caring and passionate support workers who are keen to build up their experience within complex care. We require a female support worker from the local area to join our team in Spalding, living and working in our client’s home.

The successful support worker will provide complex care support and companionship to our young male client who is living with a spinal injury that has resulted in Tetraplegia; duties include but are not limited to: personal care, pressure area care, moving and handling, catheter care, bowel management and care, medication administration and assistance with meal preparation, eating and drinking. It is important that support workers are aware of the risks associated with living with a spinal injury such as Autonomic Dysrefelxia and Poikilothermia. Experience of working with spinal injuries is preferable, however is not necessary as we provide a range of specialist training which is tailored to the individual needs of our client.

This fantastic new opportunity will pay a highly competitive rate of up to £11 per hour, dependent on experience and you can expect to work one week on with 2 weeks off (Monday to Sunday); your day will start at 8am and you will work until 5pm, after a 6 hour break you will start a sleep in night shift at 11pm until 8am, ready for morning routine. 

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 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 Support Worker, you will be responsible for:
• Personal care
• Medication administration
• Moving and handling
• Bowel management and care
• Spinal care
• Assistance with meal preparation and intake of food and fluids

The ideal 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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