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Support Worker Vacancy in Southampton - Children

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Support Worker Vacancy in Southampton - Children

As a Children's Support Worker, you will provide essential care and support to children in their own homes, living with a range of complex healthcare needs. It is essential that you have worked in similar environments previously and are able to work well under pressure.

We are seeking support workers to cover both day and night shifts in the local areas, including central and East Southampton areas.

Our ideal applicant will have experience in one or more of these areas:

  • Medication Administration
  • PEG Feeding
  • Suction
  • Mobilisation (Moving & Handling)
  • Personal Care
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Diabetes Awareness

You will form an integral part of the Newcross Care at Home team in this varied and rewarding role, delivering person-centred care in accordance with personalised care plans that enrich lives. Within your role you will be responsible for assisting with key health provision functions, including administering medication, pain relief and various domestic and healthcare tasks to assist the children with day to day living.

Our person centred service is designed to enable the children to interact with their families and also the local community and school, enabling them to maximise their independence and live fulfilling lives. This care will be delivered at key times of the day and can involve short calls with different children, or all day visits with the same child.

You will have access to comprehensive training and 24 hour support, and in order to ensure that you always have enough work you will be employed on a permanent, flexible contract with guaranteed hours.

You will need to have access to your own vehicle due to the nature of this role.

Working as part of our Complex Care Team, we can offer you:

  • Salary of up to £15.04/hr, paid weekly incl. holiday pay
  • Permanent, flexible hour contract
  • Agreed mileage and travel expenses for most clients
  • Free and criminal record (DBS) check upfront
  • Free uniform upon joining
  • Free ongoing training and uniform earned as you work
  • Your own online account area to enter availability, download time sheets and receive payslips
  • One-to-one relationship with a dedicated service manager
  • 24 hour contact through a dedicated central support team
  • Recommend a friend scheme, paying up to £500 per successful referral

To apply for this position you will need the following:

  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • At least 3 months’ previous paid experience working in a similar role in the UK within the last 3 years
  • Referee contact details for your current place of work, and for all employments in the past 18 months or your 3 most recent jobs

  • A certificate confirming your participation in a practical moving and handling course in the last 12 months or be willing to book onto a Newcross course

If you have an NVQ2 / SVQ2 in Health and Social Care, or currently work in a support worker job, you could be fast tracked through our recruitment process.

Click the Apply Now button to begin your application.

If you cannot apply online, please callApply Now >>. Newcross Healthcare Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunities and nothing in this job advert is intended to discriminate against anyone in any way.

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