Support Worker, Frome

Are you an experienced Support Worker with an interest in supporting a client within his home environment, the local community and further afield? If so, this could be the perfect role for you.

The Client

Richard is a very sociable older gentleman who has a number of hobbies and interests. He lives at home with his wife and benefits from the support of his established care team.

Following a car accident just over 10 years ago, Richard sustained a number of physical injuries as well as a brain injury. Although independently mobile within the home and over short distances, Richard may choose to use his mobility scooter or electric bike when outside. He can struggle with poor memory and has difficulties in implementing his daily routines and planning or organisation. Other effects of his injury include headaches and fatigue as well as some speech and language challenges. Although Richard does not need help with personal care, he may need reminding and supporting with his routines on occasion.

Interests & Hobbies
Richard has a number of hobbies and interests and part of the Support Worker role will be to enable him to continue to enjoy these. Home based activities he enjoys include games on his iPad and listening to Podcasts whilst community based hobbies include bowling, cycling, archery, swimming and exercise classes. It would be of benefit if applicants had knowledge or shared interest in some or all of these hobbies.

The Role

We are looking for a new Support Worker to join this happy, established and professional team to provide a high quality of support to enable Richard to continue living life to the full.

The successful candidate is likely to have a naturally positive attitude with a calm and confident approach to their role. You will be required to support our Client in his day to day life, being mindful of his difficulties and ensure that guidance is provided when necessary to support his health and wellbeing and to encourage positive decision making.

Applicants should hold a full, clean UK driving licence.

Rates of Pay

Day Shifts
Monday – Friday: £14.00 per hour
Saturday & Sunday: £16.00 per hour
Bank Holidays: £16.00 per hour

Sleep-In Night Shift
Monday to Friday: National Minimum Wage (£11.44 per hour)
Saturday & Sunday: National Minimum Wage plus £1.00 (£12.44 per hour)
Bank Holidays: National Minimum Wage plus £1.00 (£12.44 per hour)

Hours of Work

25 hours per month (Bank Staff also required)

We have the following permanent hours available each month, however specific days and shift times will be agreed with the successful candidate in due course.

Day Shift: One weekend day shift per month of 7 hours length.

Evening Shift: 10 hours per month to be worked in line with the needs of the Client.

Sleep-In Night Shift: One per month from 22:00 – 06:00 (8 hours length).

Holiday Accompaniment: In addition to the above permanent hours each month, the successful candidate should have the flexibility to accompany the Client and his wife on holiday either within the UK or abroad.
We are also looking for Bank Support Workers to join the team.

This is a great opportunity to apply for a rewarding role within an established care team working within a happy family home. If you feel you are the right person for the role, please provide your CV in the first instance.

Reference: HJ/RAD001

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