Support worker £13.55 – £15 (VS/EB)

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Brain and Spinal Injury Specialists

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 *Due to our clients needs* Experienced, independently minded, intelligent, with a good sense of humor Spinal injury Support Workers to work with our Spinal injury client in Whitstable.

Hours:
1 shift per week from 3:00PM till 11:00PM (and to flexible to cover sickness and annual leaves).

Job Purpose
The role of the Spinal Injury Support Worker is to provide high quality clinical care, social care support and rehabilitation, as defined in the care and support plan, to our clients within the client’s home, rehabilitation environment or in the community.

The Spinal Injury Support Worker will operate as part of an integrated team to promote the rehabilitation, wellbeing and independence of our clients by following an agreed support plan.

Responsibilities

· Supporting Independence and continued rehabilitation

· Provide personalised support in a sensitive and confidential manner, to individuals and families according to their personalised support plan.

· Understand and follow care plans, seeking clarification from the healthcare coordinator or clinical lead nurse as necessary.

· Participate in monitoring and review of Service Users’ care plans

· Work in a professional manner with all members of the Service user’s Multidisciplinary team and other health professionals that may be involved.

· Promote self-care and self-management to achieve a maximum level of independence for each individual.

This may include: –

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.

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.

Benefits
· 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.

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