Support Worker - Lowestoft

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Pulse Community Healthcare is seeking exceptional Support Workers to join them in the Lowestoft area of Suffolk. Successful Support Workers will be joining an existing team, who provide care to our client, who has a spinal injury, in their own home. Our client lives alone with their cat, Pulse provide day and night time care for this client.

Support Workers joining Pulse Community Healthcare enjoy rewards including:

  • The opportunity to make a difference to our clients life
  • A role with the options for career progression
  • A chance to work in a complex care environment
  • Industry leading training
  • Around the clock support

Our client requires assistance with all clinical interventions relating to their injury and can present with challenging behaviour. As such it would be an advantage if Support Workers had prior experience in these areas. In addition to their clinical requirements this client also requires assistance with:

  • Social activities
  • Community access (driving essential)
  • Cooking to provide a nutritional diet

Full training in all clinical competencies can be provided and successful Support workers will have the full support of Pulse Community Healthcare staff including; Case Managers; Clinical Leads; Care Co-Ordinators; On-Call Team.

Pulse Community Healthcare are a nationwide provider of the highest quality person centred care, enabling our clients and enhancing their lifestyles and the lives of those around them. We are seeking Support workers who understand the importance of this care and are able to work under their own initiative.

We are able to accept application for Support workers looking for full and part time roles. There are a mixture of day and night shifts available

  • Support Workers need to be available for a minimum of two (2) shifts per week
  • We ask that Support Workers can commit to alternate weekends or one day of the weekend every week
  • Day shifts are: 13.30-18.30
  • Night shifts are: 22.00-09.00 and 22.00-10.00 (alternates daily)

Essential criteria for Support Workers

  • Recent UK based healthcare experience (including personal care)
  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Good understanding of spoken and written English
  • Basic numeracy
  • Able to commit to long placements
  • Cooking skills
  • Full driving license – to assist with community access

Desirable criteria for Support Workers

  • Prior experience in a complex care environment
  • Prior experience of challenging behaviour
  • Knowledge of Care Plans
  • Understanding of Safeguarding of Vulnerable adults

Please note that all roles for Support Workers are subject to passing mandatory training and holding/being prepared to undertake an Enhanced DBS.

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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