Support Worker - Swindon

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Support Worker – Complex care – Swindon, Wiltshire

We are currently seeking caring and compassionate support workers who are eager to build up their experience within complex care. We require a support worker to join our team in the Swindon area, to work in our client’s home.

The successful support worker will provide complex care support for our male client who is living with various complex interrelating conditions; duties include but are not limited to: personal care, respiratory care, catheter and continence care, diabetes management, moving and handling, pressure area care and medication administration. It is important that support workers are aware of the risks associated with our client’s condition such as Autonomic Dysreflexia. The ideal support worker will have experience of working with complex care needs however 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; shifts will start at 6pm for evening and bedtime routine, followed directly by a waking night shift 22:00 until 10:30, on the weekend you will work 10:30 until 22:00. We are offering a highly competitive pay rate of up to £11.25 per hour; this rate will be different for the first four hours of the shift when working evening/night shifts. Support workers will need to have a full UK driving licence as they will be required to drive our clients mobility car.

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
• Respiratory care (Non invasive ventilator, CPAP overnight)
• Catheter and continence care
• Pressure area care
• Moving and handling
• Diabetes management

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 
• 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.

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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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