ContractSupport Worker – Haywards Heath
Are you a Support Worker looking for a job in Haywards Heath? Our client, is looking for you! She is a 12-year old girl who lives in Hayward Heath, West Sussex, with her parents and siblings.
Shifts offered are both waking nights and day shifts. It’s important that you have some flexibility. We’d love to hear from you if you can offer day, night shifts, or both.
Contact us for an application pack as soon as possible if you’d like this Care Support Worker position. Send a covering letter when you return the application form and let us know your availability.
The general work pattern for a Support Worker with our client in Haywards Heath is:
Waking nights :
- Sunday to Thursday from 21:00 to 09:00
- Friday to Saturday from 19:30 to 07:30
After school :
- Monday to Thursday from 15:30 to 21:00
- Friday 15:30 to 19:30
Weekends and school holidays
- Variable shifts depending on family activities.
OTHER SHIFTS MAY BE AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS.
Pay rates :
- Day shifts – £13 p/h to £15 p/h
- Night shifts – £14 p/h to £16 p/h
About our client
A 12-year old girl who has complex physical and learning disabilities. She lives with her mum, dad and 2 younger siblings. Our client is non-verbal with sensory impairments and complex physical needs, so full support is needed to undertake all activities of daily living. She is fed via a gastrostomy and uses a combination of facial expressions, symbols and some eye pointing to communicate, and is exploring Eyegaze.
She requires a high level of care both during the day and especially at night as she frequently wakes and has an unpredictable sleep pattern. She uses CPAP to support her respiration at night and needs attention with regards to her gastrostomy and fluid intake.
Our client enjoys the company of happy, lively people with outgoing personalities. She enjoys playing with her siblings, has a fantastic sense of humour and loves joining in all activities integral to family life. She enjoys being out in the community and therefore a full clean UK driving licence is essential.
About the job
As a support worker you will meet all our client’s care needs which include ensuring her comfort at all times, administering medication, preparing blended diet, implementing therapy plans as set out by her team of therapists, such as speech and language therapy, as well as providing personal care. Support workers / cares will be expected to keep accurate care records.
You will be comfortable working within the family home, as part of a large team of support workers. The team provide care 7 nights a week, after school hours, at weekends and during school holidays.
Her parents enjoy spending quality one-to-one time with our client so team members will support her siblings from time to time.
Some support workers will provide extensive support to the family whilst away on holidays within or outside the UK.
We are looking for a *female support worker for this role in Haywards Heath. You will have a good sense of humour, be responsible, trustworthy, organised with a focus on excellent timekeeping and planning.
- Full clean UK driving licence
- Passport for travel outside the UK
- Fit and well to carry out care and outdoor activities
- Experience of working with children with complex needs
- Excellent communication, social skills, patience and tolerance
- Excellent spoken English in order to assist with speech and language therapy tasks.
Satisfactory references, right to work in the UK, and an Enhanced DBS certificate is a requirement for this role. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from working in this position.
* The Employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010
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