Weekend Support Worker - Mental Health - South Shields

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Weekend Support Worker - Mental Health and Complex Care South Shields

Pulse Community Healthcare is seeking skilled and compassionate support workers to support our client with a spinal injury alongside mental health conditions.

The successful support worker will provide personal care and deal with medication and any interventions related to his injury. Specialist training will be provided, allowing you to effectively meet all of the client’s care needs and develop your own skills. Our client can display behaviours of concern so we are ideally looking for a calm and confident worker with previous experience of working within a mental health setting.

This package has shifts available Saturday to Sunday 8 am to 8 pm and 8 pm to 8am with competitive pay rates of up to £9.51 per hour, holiday pay will be paid in addition to standard pay rate.

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 Complex Care Support Worker, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing personal care to the client

  • Dealing with medication

  • Moving and handling

  • Pressure area care

  • Providing continence care.

 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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