Total Community Care - Specialists in spinal & neurological care

Providing bespoke care nationwide for clients with spinal injuries and neurological conditions

Part Time Support Workers required in the Walsall area (average 24hrs per week, some working 4x12hr shifts alternate weeks)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Support Worker to join a specialist care team. You would be required to work with a gentleman with a Spinal Cord Injury who is living in his family home in the Walsall area.

The Role:

  • All aspects of personal care will be required, along with bowel management and catheter care.
  • Providing support and assistance with social outings, therapy appointments and business functions.
  • Occasionally accompanying this gentleman for trips away from home.
  • You will be required to assist with food preparation and general domestic tasks.
  • You will also be required to provide pet care (feeding) on occasion to two cats.

About You:

  • We are looking for candidates who are flexible, reliable, trustworthy, outgoing, proactive and enthusiastic.
  • A full, manual driving licence is required and you must be confident to drive this gentleman’s own vehicle
  • Previous care experience in spinal cord injury would be advantageous but not essential, as you will be provided with specialist training in all areas.

Benefits including: 28 Days Holiday Pay, Company Sick Pay, Membership of a Health Cash Plan, Double Time Pay on Bank Holidays, Payment to attend all Training, Auto Enrol Pension Scheme, and Personal Development Opportunities

Shift Patterns:

The gentleman works away from home twice a month, when he is home Hours are an average of 24 per week. Weeks alternate for example: Week 1 (Home), Week 2 (Away), Weeks 3 (Home) and Week 4 (Away).  In a typical Home week you will be required to work 4 x 12 hour day or night shifts. (Some 9 hour day shifts may be available). Due to Covid-19, flexibility to cover sickness or positive test results with short notice is required. This includes being able to travel away with the gentlemen.

  • Shifts consist of day shifts 0900-2100 (12 hours) and 0900-1800 (9 hours)
  • Occasional Waking night shifts 2100-0900 (12 hours).
  • During your initial training period while you are becoming competent in this gentleman’s care you will be required to cover day shifts and shadow night shifts.
  • If required to travel away from home a 24 hour shift consist of a day shift and a sleep over period (number of hours/days can vary)
  • In times of annual leave and sickness the team must be willing to cover other shifts therefore flexibility is essential
  • You will be joining a team who are providing 24/7 support on a rota basis, including weekend and bank holiday working.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 29 January 2021

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