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Night Duty Support Worker

Published 2018-02-13 20:28:28

St Andrews , Scotland.
Start : ASAP Experience : Expected Salary : 9.59 - 10.59  per hour

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Job description

Phoenix Therapy and Care provides bespoke support services to children and adults affected by illness, injury and disability. Our current Care Inspectorate rating is ‘excellent’ and we pride ourselves on person-centred, empowering and positive values. We are looking for a full-time Support Worker who has an insight into working in the family home and the ability to adapt to this unique working environment. Are you compassionate, patient, friendly and empathetic? Are you the kind of person who wants to add real value to someone’s life? Do you have excellent communication skills, tact and diplomacy? If this sounds like you, we can offer you an interesting opportunity. You will join an established team of Support Workers providing high quality care to a young man who has complex care needs. Whilst our client’s physical care needs are crucial, you will participate in developing his social interactions and facilitating learning opportunities, to enable this young man to achieve a rich and fulfilling life. Our client lives at home with his family. He is deaf and his speech is not always clear, but is able to communicate via BSL, lip reading and written communications. He has many interests including computer games, films and comedy. You will assist in facilitating his educational aspirations, social activities and interests. He has complex care needs and is ventilator dependant. Ventilator experience is not necessary as there is a robust training and supervision programme in place. A full driving licence is desirable. We welcome applications from those with a holistic approach to care. You will have a calm but positive disposition, and the ability to work sensitively in the homecare environment. We offer three 12.25 hour shifts per week, covering nights. Competitive salary. Closing date Thursday 2nd March. Please contact us for more information about our clients care and details of the job. We look forward to hearing from you.
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