Support Worker

Ref: LB/DDa

Support Worker required to work with a child living in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The applicant will be required to work with our client in a supportive role, encouraging him to participate in life skills and his rehabilitation programme.

Our client is a delightful 10 year old boy who sustained a brain damage as a result of a traumatic birth. He has dyskinetic cerebral palsy effecting all four limbs with his right-hand side being worse than his left. He also has spasms which occur more when he is anxious, excited or upset. Due to his brain damage he can have very challenging behaviour and will often become verbally and physically abusive.

Our client requires support from a support worker to encourage him to develop life skills such as making his bed, preparing simple meals etc. He also requires assistance with his toileting needs and all personal hygiene. He will need encouragement to comply with his physiotherapy programme and help in practising any techniques that the Neuro Psychologist has implemented. The support worker will also be responsible for developing and implementing an activities timetable. To include homework, swimming, board games, preparing simple meals and outdoor activities such as football.

Due to the nature of our clients behaviour the support worker will often need to support our clients family in implementing techniques and ensuring the client maintains a strict routine. The support worker will be expected to give our client his medications as prescribed and will be expected to attend all training that will be client specific. High standards of documentation will be expected and IT skills are essential.

Working hours will be 16 hours per week. This will be flexible to cover weekdays, some evening and weekend work may be required.

All posts are subject to DBS Enhanced Disclosure.   A full driving licence is essential.

Closing Date: 27 March 2018


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