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Rehabilitation Support Worker/Carer
Peterborough (Part Time, Permanent) £13 - £14 / Hour
Rehabilitation Support Worker/Carer - Peterborough
Rehabilitation Support Worker/Carer – Peterborough
28 hours per week with flexibility for additional hours when required
£13 per hour week days and £14 per hour weekends
Are you experienced in working with clients with a brain injury? Are you capable of enabling young people with special needs to access the community and enjoy activities and experiences typical for their age? We are looking for an experienced rehabilitation support worker/carer to work with our client in Peterborough.
Our client is a 23 year old young man who has needs arising from a brain injury at birth. He has mild learning disabilities, dyskinetic cerebral palsy and lacks confidence in social settings however his sight and hearing are unimpaired and his mobility is good. Despite these challenges, he leads a full and active life incorporating football, boxing, horse riding, swimming, go-karting, snowboarding and rock climbing as well as more restful interests including the cinema, playing on his PS4, and listening to music. This young man is a passionate football fan, supporting Chelsea and also his local team, Peterborough United, where he attends every home game. You will therefore need to be a sociable, energetic, happy and lively character who embraces life and who will be enthusiastic in attending and taking part in all of these activities. There may also be the opportunity to attend evening social activities, go on annual holidays and go for day visits to chosen activities.
Our client lives at home with his family and a primary purpose of this role will be to encourage and support our client’s independence by assisting with his daily rehabilitation programme both within the home and in the wider community being mindful of his neurological difficulties, together with the occasional periods of low mood which he suffers from time to time. You will be required to work in partnership with the therapists who are already supporting our client. In addition you may be expected to help guide our client with some domestic chores such as helping him plan activities, manage budgets, tidying up and other household tasks.
The successful candidate must have experience of supporting young people with neurological impairment and experience within a rehabilitation environment or programme would be a particular advantage. Excellent communication, social and planning skills with the ability to competently risk assess activities are required. You should be competent in the use of IT equipment and a knowledge of assistive technology would be preferred. As this role is based within the family home environment, a good understanding of confidentiality, respect and privacy will be required at all times and maintaining professional boundaries will be key. Although our client is able to drive his own vehicle, there are occasions when he may choose not to and for this reason, candidate are required to hold a current, clean, full UK driving licence
If you meet the above criteria please apply in the first instance with your CV and covering letter.
Closing date 7th May 2018. Interview date 14th May 2018.