Permanent Support Worker Required – 6 Hrs per week – Burwell, Cambridgeshire – SM795
Closing Date: not applicable
At the present time there are vacancies on the team for a permanent support worker 6 hours per week alternate Thursday and Saturdays, with flexibility to cover sickness and annual leave.
A small team of support workers currently provide support to client daily between the hours of 10.30am-4.30pm. There are occasions when additional support may be necessary.
The client is a gentleman in his 60s who suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and orthopaedic injuries in 2003 as a result of a road traffic accident. Prior to the accident, the client had varied jobs including driving instructor and a college porter, and he enjoyed travel.
He lives alone in a large village near to Cambridge and has made good progress following his injury but requires input from support staff to enable him to access the community and assist with domestic activities of daily living. He is independent with personal care. He requires the support of care staff from 10.30am to 4.30pm daily on a one to one basis.
The client is mobile but unsteady, and tends to use an attendant propelled wheelchair outdoors. He has limited functional use of his right arm. He plays real tennis twice weekly, to promote and maintain mobility and fitness levels. He enjoys trips out, for instance to the cinema, and would like to visit museums again. He also enjoys using his computer and the internet at home, and is interested in current affairs
Pay & Benefits
Weekday £13.07 per hour
Weekends £13.65 per hour
- 5.6 weeks paid annual leave pro rata. The leave year runs from January to December.
- Up to 2 weeks authorised sick pay per year at employer’s discretion (for staff with contracted hours positions)
- Auto enrolment in a workplace pension scheme as applicable.
- At least double pay if required to work Bank Holidays.
- Pay to attend supervision/team meetings.
- Pay and expenses when required to attend training courses as requested by employer.
- Annual review of pay rates.
A full induction programme plus regular support, supervision and ongoing training will be provided.
The client lives in his own home which has been designed/adapted to meet his needs.
The home is a strictly no smoking environment and under no circumstances will staff be permitted to smoke at any time during the working day. Staff will also need to ensure that they arrive on shift free from the odour of smoke.
All of the above will be fully explained to the successful candidates at the time of employment in the Terms and Conditions of Employment.
We are moving forward with the expectation that all staff working with vulnerable clients will be expected to submit regular Covid tests (PCR or LFT) to keep the client and colleagues safe.