Care Assistant - Complex Needs ()

Location: Littlehampton
Salary: £13.74 - £16.73 ph
Type of Work: Permanent, Part time
Closing Date: 14/05/2021

Care assistant - Complex needs

Part time or Full time

£13.74 - £16.73 per hour

We are looking to recruit an experienced Support Worker to join a team which empowers, encourages, motivates, and supports the client to maintain their independence whilst ensuring their safety and well being.

Our client is severely sight impaired (SSI) and has refractory epilepsy - primarily experiencing simple partial, complex partial and tonic clonic seizures, with varying seizure activity daily.

Our client also has moderate learning disabilities, processing difficulties, mobility issues, impaired speech and language and incontinence.

Their seizure activity and additional underlying health conditions can be unpredictable and this in turn can impact their presentation, behaviours and daily undertakings.

Our client responds well to quality 1:1 interaction and support and requires routine and structure to their day.

Safety is paramount and successful applicants will need to ensure that they support the client aligned with their Care Plan and guidelines from specialist support services. Close supervision of the client is required at all times.

You will need to be able to work independently, as well as part of a team.

We offer:

  • £13.74 - £16.73 per hour
  • A variety of rotas to suit your lifestyle
  • Access to weekly Covid-19 testing and support from your local branch throughout the current pandemic
  • PPE
  • Weekly pay
  • Free Training before you start working with us and access to our great online learning
  • Continued professional development to support you and your career
  • Discount scheme with brands well known retail brands
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free uniform and DBS
  • Holiday pay
  • Pension scheme
  • Working closely with your local branch
  • Employee assistant line - available 24/7 and fully confidential for our staff

Daily responsibilities include:

  • epilepsy management
  • medication administration
  • personal care
  • physiotherapy exercises
  • using a visual timetable and 'now and next' board to plan daily activities
  • accessing the local community and social activities
  • household tasks
  • meal preparation
  • sitting together to eat and engage in conversation at meal-times
  • encouragement, engagement and support in arts and crafts, jigsaws, sewing, listening to music and other activities is key in adhering to the holistic needs of our client.

We're looking for:

  • Six months' paid experience in complex care
  • Experience working in both epilepsy management together with administering PRN seizure medication, in line with protocols
  • Experience with positively managing challenging behaviours such as denial, refusal and withdrawal is essential
  • excellent interpersonal skills and be highly motivated with the ability to motivate others
  • A driver's licence is essential
  • Good professional and personal references

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Jobs FAQs

What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?

Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.

Do I need care experience to join?

Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716

Do I need a driving licence?

A full clean driving is required for some roles, but not all. Job roles normally state if a driving licence is required, but if you are unsure then please contact the recruitment team on 0808 239 9716.

What pre-employment checks do you do?

To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.

We can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks:

We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.

What training do I need to complete before starting work?

You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.

Is the training free?

Yes, the training is completely free.

Do you offer regular patterns of work?

Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.

Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?

You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would still be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.

How old do you have to be to work as a carer?

You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.