Respite Worker - Plymouth
Welcome Bonus of £500*(T&Cs Apply
36 hours per week
Hourly rate - £9.19
Sleep in rate £53.10 - £70.47
Valid for this Service and position only
Paid after successful completion of probation period (6 months) or, if part time or bank, work the equivalent of 975 hours.
Payments are subject to taxable deductions.
The Welcome Bonus can be withdrawn at any time and without notice.
We are looking for motivated, dynamic and proactive individuals to join our new Respite and Transition team for young people with Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and PMLD.
This exciting opportunity will initially involve a period of training and transition work with a group of young people who will be accessing the service. The service is being designed to provide innovative, person centred and outcome focused support for young people with a range of disabilities accessing Respite and Enabling support within our adapted property in Plymstock, Plymouth.
The role will involve:
Practical, hands-on care and support for a small group of young people accessing regular stays at the property.
Supporting individuals with complex health needs which will involve support with PEG feeds , suctioning and Epilepsy .
Overnight support for up to 3 young people at a time, alongside regular weekend stays.
Support during the day for people accessing 24 hour stays, or for those attending a day time learning and development programme involving activities within the home and local community.
For this role, you will need:
· Experience of supporting people with profound and multiple learning difficulties and complex health care needs
· Experience in providing practical, hands on support with personal care , moving and handling , PEG feed , suctioning and Epilepsy ( candidates that are successful will receive full training)
· To be an effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills , experience with non-verbal individuals would be an advantage
· To maintain confidentiality at all times and handle sensitive information appropriately
· To be responsive and adaptable to the changing needs of our project
· To have excellent record keeping skills
· To be a driver and be willing to drive as part of your role to enable individuals to access the community
We are an equal opportunities employer and are only interested in your ability to do the job.
The Dove Project Part Of Caretech
CareTech Community Services is a national provider of support for people with complex and challenging behaviours associated with autism, learning disabilities, mental health illness and neurological conditions. We support people to live as independently as possible within their own homes and also in residential care.
We are committed to providing the highest levels of care to our residents
All applicants will be subject to satisfactory references and all employees are checked against the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).
* Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010
CareTech Community Services are proud to advise that they are a Disability Confident Leader
You may be aware of new regulations which require that anyone entering a CQC-regulated care home in England to be fully vaccinated subject to certain exemptions.
The Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 were made on 22nd July and come into force on 11th November 2021.
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