Support Worker - Learning Disabilities and Complex Care - Ferryhill

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Support Worker – Learning Disabilities and Complex Care Ferryhill 

Pulse Community Healthcare is seeking a highly competent Support Worker to join our team supporting our client who has severe learning disabilities and a muscular disorder.

Our young female client has various complex care needs. The successful Support Worker will be responsible for providing personal care, assisting with mobilisation, PEG feeding and monitoring skin integrity. Our client is non verbal so the ideal support worker will have excellent communication and observation skills. Experience of working with behaviours that challenge is also desirable.

In order to support you with the unique demand of this role we will provide a range of specialist training which is tailored to the individual needs of our client. This role offers night shifts (10pm until 8.45am) and pays up to £8.41 per hour.

At Pulse Community Healthcare, we are passionate about providing specialist outcome-focused support for children and adults with complex care needs. Our person centred approach focuses on flexibility, choice and emotional well being.

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:

  • Providing personal care to the client

  • Medication

  • PEG feeding

  • Monitoring skin integrity

  • General observations


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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