At Reed Community Care our clients who require support are our priority. We take pride in our person centred approach for all our clients and offer personalised care based on the clients’ individual needs and preferences. We are passionate about empowering individuals to have the best quality of life possible, engage in the community, become more independent and live fulfilling lives. Our support workers are the heart of our success and we are excited about recruiting new support workers to join our friendly team and share our visions and values.
We have a new role for enthusiastic male support workers in East London to work with a 20 year old male with a diagnosis of Worster-Drought syndrome, a type of cerebral palsy affecting muscles around the mouth and throat. This causes problems with swallowing, feeding, talking and other actions controlled by these muscles such as coughing and crying. This condition makes our client prone to vomiting and choking and he requires vigilant supervision during meal times. He is provided with mouth exercises to improve his swallowing and prevent muscles from becoming paralysed. Prompting and encouraging these exercises will be required. He also has difficulty with speech and needs help learning to say words and articulate them. Previous experience with clients with speech impairments would be helpful.
Our client also has a lack of danger awareness and is at risk of exploitation and abuse. Due to his safety he has limited opportunities to access the community and has expressed his wish to become more independent. He has experienced financial abuse in the past and it is imperative that he is protected from further abuse of this kind.
At least 6 months' care experience is required.
Main Duties and Key Responsibilities:
- Monitoring for choking and vomiting
- Helping with some personal care tasks such as brushing teeth and shaving
- Assisting with dressing (tying shoe laces and doing up buttons)
- Speech training
- Accompanying our client to access the community and engaging him in activities
- Promoting independence
- Monitoring our client’s safety while out in the community
- Being vigilant about safeguarding
Rate of pay is £10.75 per hour. Week day hours available.
You will accrue paid annual leave and also have access to discounts on major brands
Reed Community Care are committed to your professional development and want to ensure you reach your full potential and thrive in this role. We offer regular supervisions to monitor your progress, annual appraisals, annual Mandatory Training and you will have access to a development fund each year to increase your skills in an area of your choice within the care sector.
If you are interested, please click Apply Now as soon as possible
An enhanced DBS check will need to be performed and we require three years of references due to the nature of this position
This opportunity is for male applicants only, where gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010
Reed Community Care are making every effort to protect our candidates and clients during the pandemic and therefore screening interviews and registrations will be held via telephone. You will have access to PPE at the client’s house and in the community, weekly Covid testing is available and stringent infection control measures are in place.