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Support Worker

Summary
This is an external vacancy and is not employed with East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
SalaryText
Term Entry
Permanent
Type Hours
Part Time (7 hours per week)
Days
Flexible rota
Posts
2 posts
Address
Barmby on the Marsh
Closing date
Job closes on 30 August
Interview date
Interviews are To be confirmed
Service area
Service area: Direct Payments
Recruiter
Direct Payments reference: 1237030
Job reference
Job reference: EXTN001690
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Description

The job itself

A 20-year-old young man living in Goole is seeking a reliable support worker to support for 7 hours per week during term time and 12 hours per week during education holidays. There will be 2 support workers supporting this young man so hours could vary at times. Preferred candidate would be a female as previous carers known to gentleman have always being female as is current worker who would be joint working at times.

20-year-old has complex medical conditions, including Epilepsy and Diabetes, also has reduced mobility and communication issues due to FND. He has a learning disability.

20-year-old has an interest in the outdoors, especially gardening and animals, particularly birds. He enjoys art and crafts and also baking. Sport is a massive interest to him especially football, he supports Hull City and is a season ticket holder hence worker may be required to take him to the matches. He is also a massive Formula One fan. He enjoys trips out and we are keen for him to socialise with other young adults.

Duties will include Monitoring his medical conditions and treatment if needed. Training will be provided. Supporting the young man on trips out of the family home, promoting life skills and independence and encouraging him to socialise. It is essential that the successful applicant can drive and has their own vehicle, there will be opportunity to use the family vehicle if needed. He does use an electric wheelchair to mobilise in and is only able to walk a very short distance with support. This post will involve lifting and handling, especially when transferring him from wheelchair to other chairs and he needs support to toilet. If needed lifting and handling training can be provided. He already has one Support Worker in place and at times both Support Workers will work together, especially for day trips out and sporting activities such as swimming.

Once he has established a relationship with any Support Worker it will become apparent that this young man has a great sense of humour, is extremely kind and has such a lot to offer.

In turn it essential that the candidate has a great sense of humour and a lot of energy! He does struggle with Anxiety which can impact on his various medical conditions therefore the potential candidate must be a calm, warm, caring, patient and compassionate individual who is sensitive to and able to positively manage and respond to the needs of the young man. It is essential that the candidate can meet the needs of the individual whilst protecting his dignity and promoting independence.

Effective communication is essential therefore the candidate must be thoughtful and considerate in their communication and actions, at times he can struggle to communicate verbally but it is important to include him in any conversations.

It is essential that the candidate is organised, timely, flexible and hard working. The candidate must be able to use their own initiative whilst also ensuring that an environment for maximising independence is maintained.

It is desirable for candidate to have experience of supporting and caring for someone with various support needs.

It is essential that the candidate has a genuine interest in building and maintaining a positive relationship, engaging in activities that are of interest and meaningful for the individual in the community and ensuring that the individual gets the most and best quality out of his care package to maximise independence.

Once completed, please email your application to direct.payment.support.team@eastriding.gov.uk and please quote 1237030 in the subject box of the e-mail.
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Direct Payments

The Direct Payments Support Service is an in-house service provided by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The service promotes independent choice and inclusion, allowing our service users to employ their own care and support as needed. We support many individuals with varying abilities, assisting with advertising and recruitment for a range of roles including support workers, carers and personal assistants.

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This post is subject to medical and enhanced DBS clearance.

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