Support Worker - Newcastle

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Support Worker – Cerebral Palsy – Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

We are currently seeking passionate and enthusiastic support workers who are eager to build up their experience within complex care. We have a great opportunity for a support worker to join a close knit team in Newcastle, to work in our client’s home and in the community.

The successful support worker will provide complex care support for our young male client who is living with cerebral palsy and epilepsy; duties include but are not limited to: personal care, continence care, moving and handling, skin integrity and pressure area care, enteral feeding, epilepsy management and medication administration. It is important that you have excellent observational and communication skills as our client is non-verbal; the ability to anticipate pour clients needs is essential. The ideal support worker will have experience of working within a complex care setting 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 including alternate weekends on a rota basis (07:00 – 19:00 Mon, Tues, Fri – Sun and 7 hour shifts Thurs, Fri). We are offering a competitive pay rate of up to £8.05, dependent on experience.  

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
• Enteral feeding and care
• Moving and handling
• Continence care
• Pressure area care and skin integrity
• Epilepsy management/seizure awareness

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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