Support Worker - Darlington

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Support Worker – Complex care and mental health – Darlington, County Durham

We are currently seeking passionate and enthusiastic support workers who are eager to build up their experience within complex care. We require a support worker to join a newly formed team in Darlington, to work in our client’s home and in the community.

The successful support worker will provide complex care support for our male client who is living with Multiple Sclerosis and mental health issues; duties include but are not limited to: personal care, medication administration, pressure area care and catheter care. You will have the ability to proactively identify and prevent anxiety triggers; experience of working with mental health problems is essential. To enable you to meet the unique demands of this 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 (days or nights); our standard shift times are 08:00 – 20:00 or 20:00 – 08:00 however this will be confirmed at a later stage of the recruitment process. We are offering a highly competitive pay rate starting at £10 per hour, dependent on experience; holiday pay will be paid in addition to the standard rate.  

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 your 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
• Catheter care
• Pressure area care
• Identifying anxiety triggers
• Supporting our client to maintain good mental health and general well-being

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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