Support Worker - Halesworth

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Support Worker – Complex Care – Bungay, Norfolk

We are currently seeking outgoing and enthusiastic support workers who are eager to build up their experience within complex care. We require a support worker to join our team in Bungay, 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, moving and handling, cough assist, nebulisers, catheter care, bowel management and pressure area care. As part of this role you will need to have a thorough understanding of the risks associated with living with a spinal injury such as Autonomic Dysreflexia and Poikilothermia. The ideal support worker will have experience of working with spinal injuries however this is not essential as 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 20 hours per week (09:00 – 21:00 or split shifts, 07:30 – 12:00 and 20:00 – 21:30). We are offering a competitive pay rate of up to £9.10, dependent on experience.  Our client has dogs in the family home so it is important that you are comfortable working around animals. Support workers may be required to drive our client’s mobility car so it is essential that you hold a full UK driving licence. 

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
• Nebulisers
• Oral suctioning
• Catheter care and bowel management
• Pressure area care
• Moving and handling

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) 
• 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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