Hours: 32 hours per three weekends per year

Rate of Pay: £13.08 per hour

Area: Blyth, Northumberland

 

We are currently looking to recruit a Support Worker/enabler to provide support for a gentleman in the Blyth area. The support is needed over three weekends per year, to spend time at home whilst the parents have a respite break away, this is required overnight, over a weekend. The support will take place at home with all personal care, meals and medication and to support with accessing the community.

Support is required over three weekends per year – from approximately Saturday 10am, sleep-in Saturday night and then support on a Sunday to approximately 6pm = 32 hours per weekend over three weekends per year.

This gentleman lives at home with his parents in a large bungalow with an uncle who lives next door and often pops in and out to help with support. He has a learning disability and suffers from epilepsy which is controlled via medication and uses a powered wheelchair and sometimes requires help to guide this in the right direction. He is not able to make his needs known and relies on his parents for everyday living. He has a quiet personality, enjoys being out and about and eating out – his favourite food is curry. He can manage to use his left arm to eat and drink but needs some assistance

MAIN DUTIES

  • Support at home with personal care, including shower/bathing, getting up washed and dressed and then undressed for bed etc.
  • To assist with getting up and getting into bed.
  • To support with all continence issues and the use of a Convene Catheter
  • Support to maintain to live at home whilst parents have some much-needed respite away.
  • Support with all moving and handling aspects, a ceiling track hoist is in place and client is always a wheelchair user.
  • Support with medication and all healthcare related tasks.
  • Support with all aspects of daily living and cannot be left unsupervised.

Person Specification

Successful applicant must:

  • Have experience of supporting people with a learning disability.
  • Have experience and an understanding of epilepsy.
  • Have some understanding of moving and handling, however full training will be provided.
  • Must hold a full UK driving licence as access to a mobility vehicle is part of this role.
  • Have some understanding of supporting people who have communication difficulties.

An Enhanced DBS Check is required for this post, cost will be met by Northumberland County Council.

Covering letter and CV to: directpayments@disabilitynorth.org.uk

 

Closing date: This vacancy will close as soon as a suitable candidate is appointed.

At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the U.K.

 

Hours: 36 hours per week – Rolling rota to include weekends and waking nights – 12 hrs shifts – 3 posts available

Rate of Pay: £15.04 per hour

Area: Cramlington

 

Main Role:

To support a physically disabled Biology graduate to live as independently as possible, beginning in the family home with a view to moving into her own home in the future. You will work as part of a 24hr care team with 12hr shifts including waking overnights.

Job role:

Includes meal preparation, medication administration, application of braces to several joints & personal care, as well as enabling the employer to participate in all aspects of daily life. This includes regular social activities (concerts, cinema & nights out), attending hospital appointments & work placements within local primary schools in preparation for doing teaching qualifications in the future.

Must have:

The role requires close personal contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission. Preference may be given to applicants who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Careful consideration will be given to applicants who can show the vaccination is not suitable for them on reasonable grounds.

Afull clean driving licence is required.

Candidates must be non-smokers due to medical reasons and life-threatening allergy to cigarette smoke.

You must be reliable, trustworthy & professional attitude & be able to follow instructions & protocols.

 

Contracted hours will be as follows: 

Block 12hr Shifts 8-8, must be flexible and willing to cover sickness and holidays within the team to ensure employers care needs are met at all times, as follows:

Post 1. Monday & Tuesday dayshift (8:00-20:00) Saturday nightshift (20:00-8:00)

Post 2. Tuesday & Wednesday nightshift (20:00-8:00) & Saturday Dayshift (08:00-20:00)

Post 3. Sunday dayshift (08:00-20:00) Thursday & Friday nightshift (20:00-8:00)

Post 4. Monday nightshift (20:00- 8:00) & Friday dayshift (8:00- 20:00)

Contract of employment is permanent and holiday pay is 5.6 weeks pro-rata.

 

* Please Note female applicants need only apply

There is a genuine occupational requirement for the holder of this post to be male/female in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 and Equality Act 2010 schedule 9 paragraphs 1 – 4.

 

All appropriate training will be given on the job – but some prior care experience is essential.

An Enhanced certificate of Disclosure (DBS) will be obtained for successful candidates (at employer’s expense) and references will be requested if successful at interview.

 

For more information and to request an application form please contact sandra.myerscough01@northumberland.gov.uk

Reference ID: SM/MH/CRAM

 

Closing date: This vacancy will close as soon as a suitable candidate is appointed.

At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the U.K.

 

 

 

 

Hours: 3 hours per week term-time and 6 hours per week in all school holidays.

Rate of Pay: £13.09 per hour. Holidays are 5.6 weeks per year, pro-rata.

Area: Cramlington

 

We are currently looking to recruit an enabler to provide support for a teenager to get out and about into the local community. The support is required to enable this teenager to enjoy activities such as museums, swimming, transport – enjoys using trains and buses and is also a Lego fan.

Brief details of the job:

  • Support to access activities in the community.
  • Encourage socialisation outside of the family home.
  • Increase independence and support to make appropriate friends.
  • To ensure the safety of this young person as does not always understand or perceive risks. Must be always supervised.

Ideally understanding Aspergers would be an advantage and an awareness of impulsive behaviours and how to resolve these would be beneficial, however training will be provided.

Person Specification

Successful applicant must:

  • Ideally have some understanding of Aspergers would be an advantage.
  • Be able to recognise impulsive behaviours and act accordingly to resolve these.
  • Have a high degree of initiative.
  • Be flexible as holiday hours may be on differing days etc.
  • Enjoy being outdoors.
  • Respect confidentiality.
  • Car driver is preferred.
  • No medication or health interventions are needed.

 

An Enhanced DBS Check is required, cost to be met by Northumberland County Council.

Please send a CV and cover letter, quoting ref: AJCRAM to directpayments@disabilitynorth.org.uk

 

Closing date: This vacancy will close as soon as a suitable candidate is appointed.

At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the U.K.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Personal Assistant

Hours: 10 hours per week initially may be possible to extend subject to funding and negotiation with successful candidate

Rates of Pay: £13.00 per hour

Area: Morpeth, Northumberland

 

A kind and warm Personal Assistant is required to support a gentleman with complex needs in his family home. Helping with personal care, cooking, and engaging in appropriate and meaningful activities.

As a Personal Assistant, you would support me with my daily routines, housework, and meal preparation. An interest in cooking and music therapy and the therapeutic use of art/craft and horticulture is desirable alongside the willingness to undergo further training.

A person-centred approach always and an understanding of autism, and willingness to learn about deaf blindness / multisensory impairment would be useful.

Deafblind intervener training is planned for the right person.

 

This post is subject to DBS check and references.

Please click here for full Job Description

 

Previous applicants for this post: thank you for your interest, but there is no need to re-apply currently.

Accommodation may become available with this job during 2024 for the right person, terms by negotiation. [March 2024]

 

Closing date: This vacancy will close as soon as a suitable candidate is appointed.

At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the U.K.