Support Worker – Spinal Injury – Cirencester, Gloucestershire
We are currently seeking caring and compassionate support workers who are eager to build up their experience within complex care. We require a support worker to join our team in the Cirencester area, to work in our client’s home.
The successful support worker will provide complex care support for our male client who is living with a spinal injury; duties include but are not limited to: personal care, respiratory care, cough assist, PEG feeding, catheter care, basic observations, moving and handling, pressure area care, bowel management and medication administration. It is important that support workers are aware of the risks associated with living with a spinal injury such as Autonomic Dysrefelxia and Poikilothermia. The ideal support worker will have experience of working with complex care needs in particular tracheostomies and ventilators. In order to meet the demands of the role we will provide a range of specialist training which is tailored to the individual needs of our client.
Support workers will be required to commit to working a minimum of two 12 hour shifts per week including alternate weekends on a rota basis (08:00 – 20:00 or 20:00 – 08:00 sleep ins). We are offering a highly competitive pay rate of up to £11.25 per hour for days and £7.84 for sleep ins. Transport links to this area are poor so support workers will need to have a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.
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
• PEG feeding and care
• Respiratory care (Tracheostomy, invasive and manual ventilators, oxygen, suctioning and humidifiers)
• Catheter care and bowel management
• Pressure area care
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.