Female Spinal injury support worker *Live in* (JL/P) £318.06 – £343.26 per shift
Libertatem Healthcare Group’s philosophy is a simple one:
- Independence – Our clients independence is key to every decision we make
- Communication is vital to achieving the optimum outcomes
- Our People are our biggest asset
*Previous Applicants need NOT Apply*
Libertatem Healthcare are seeking to recruit an experienced Female spinal injury support workers to work with our client living in Prestbury, who has sustained a spinal injury.
*Due to our clients’ needs at this time we are looking for Female applicants who hold a Full UK driving licence only*
Our client has a spinal injury and requires full support assisting with bowel, bladder, personal care and moving and handling tasks.
Live in position
1 week on, 2 weeks off.
As part of the support team you will be responsible for assisting with:
- Supporting our client in remaining as independent as possible
- Providing personalised support in a confidential and sensitive manner whilst remaining professional at all times.
- Understanding and following care plans.
- Remaining in regular contact with Care coordinator and Clinical Lead nurse.
- Participating in monitoring and reviewing of the clients care plans and risk assessments.
- Attend quarterly team meetings.
- Always work in a professional manner with all members of the Clients Multidisciplinary team and any other health professionals that may be involved.
- Assistance with Service Users’ mobility, feeding, washing, bathing and dressing.
- Management of neurogenic bladder – care of urethral/ suprapubic catheter or through use of intermittent catheterisation.
- Management of neurogenic bowel – undertaking bowel care regime as defined in the care and support plan- this may include Digital Rectal Examination, Digital Rectal Stimulation, Digital Rectal removal of faeces, insertion of suppositories or enema, use of bowel irrigation system.
- Assistance with domestic care tasks such as laundry, ironing, and household cleaning.
- Preparation of food and drinks, kitchen cleaning and hygiene, assistance with shopping and menu planning.
- Assisting Service Users to attend appointments, go shopping, collect pensions etc.
- Provision of emotional support to increase the Service Users’ confidence and motivation.
- Assist with the use of moving and handling equipment to promote independence and ensure safety of all
- Monitor skin integrity and ensure any changes are noted and raised with clinical lead, so these changes can be acted on
- Administer medication as designated in the care and support plan in accordance with Company policies and procedures. This may include monitoring self-medication, prompting medication or administering medication.
- Assist Service Users with rehabilitation activities as directed by the care and support plan and as directed and developed by members of the multidisciplinary team.
- Deliver support in a manner which is sensitive to the service user’s culture, disability, race, age, sexuality, marital or civil partnership status, transgender status or religion/belief.
- Document clearly in the daily records on the progress of rehabilitation programmes i.e. observing, recording, and reporting on changes in a Service User’s physical and/or emotional condition.
Training & Background Checks
An enhanced DBS check & full training will be provided prior to commencing work with our client and you will also be supported by our clinical lead nurse for the area.
- Extensive training
- Regular supervisions
- Annual appraisal
- Weekly Pay
- Holiday pay
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills in support work while working alongside experienced therapists and professionals.
*Double Covid vaccination may be mandatory dependent on the client’s needs.*
Our Safeguarding Commitment
Libertatem Healthcare Group recognise the benefits of people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, whilst balancing the right to be safe with the right to make informed choices. At the same time, making sure that adult’s and children’s wellbeing is promoted including taking into consideration their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action. With this in mind, we will work to adhere to the six key principles that underpin all safeguarding work.