Support Worker (Complex Needs)

Closing date: 27/02/2020

Reference: REQ102128

37 hours / Temporary

18,795 - 19,171 *

Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit 2 x full-time support workers to assist two children with complex disability needs within their home and their community.

 

On a day to day basis you will:  

  • provide care and support for two children living with a life limiting condition to enable them to remain at home with their family.
  • pttend to the children’s daily personal care needs as well as promoting their well-being and participation in activities.
  • pssist with essential domestic tasks related to the children’s care. 

We are looking to recruit an individual: 

  • who may have experience of working with children or young people with complex disability needs. 
  • has an empathetic approach and willingness to learn. 
  • with the ability to work as part of a team, follow guidance, use own initiative and be self-motivated.
  • with an awareness of the physical and emotional demands of caring for children with complex life limiting conditions. 
  • who appreciates that the care package is all year round and that reliability affects quality of life as well as safety.
  • who has a valid driving license, access to vehicle that is insured for business use.

The post requires a degree of fluency in the Welsh language.   Please note that a successful applicant without the required Welsh language skill will be fully supported to reach the required standard within two years of appointment. 

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for us. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We and our educational establishments acknowledge that children and young people have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.

Job Description and Person Specification

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Porth Cynnal – Specialist Through Age Services

We provide a range of through age specialist support services to the people of Ceredigion.  Our aim is to ensure every individual receives the specialist support they require in order that they can lead safe, healthy and resilient lives.   Our Key functions include:

  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Health
  • Planned Care
  • Substance Misuse
  • Extended Support Services
  • Quality Assurance and Independent Review
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