*Male Support Worker
*Male Support Worker/Buddy required for a delightful 13 year old boy, who has Cerebral Palsy living in the Newcastle area.
We seek an experienced and flexible Support Worker to work with our client in a supportive role, encouraging him to participate in life skills and his rehabilitation programme.
Our client sustained 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 can occur more when he is anxious, excited or upset. Due to his brain damage, he can display some very challenging behaviours.
Our client requires support from a male support worker (Buddy) 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 client’s behaviour the support worker will often need to support our client’s 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.
Experience working with challenging behaviours is essential, and experience working in an educational setting or with brain-injured clients are both highly desirable.
Working hours: 30 hours per week. These hours can be flexible to include weekends and late evenings. Occasional trips away.
Our client seeks someone who is well organised and flexible.
An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent is desirable. Otherwise, the applicant must be willing to undertake Care Certificate training.
All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Child Workforce Barring. Full training will be provided. A full clean driving licence is essential.
NB: Community Case Management Services Limited are not the Employer
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Job Reference LB/CH
"Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010" for a female worker to work with our client.
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