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Female* Support Worker / Personal Assistant | Rottingdean, BN2 - East Sussex

£12.00 - £14.00 Gross per Hour - Support Worker
Ref: 982 Date Posted: Tuesday 10 Jul 2018
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£12.00 - £14.00 Gross per Hour | Full-time Position available in wonderful care team for young lady with a traumatic brain injury. 

Location: Rottingdean, BN2
Nearest Train Station: Rottingdean
Wage / Salary: £12.00 gross per hour weekdays and £14.00 gross per hour weekends
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? Yes, on duty
Desired Experience: Supporting an adult with additional needs, working within a family home.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Full time hours, mixture of shifts including waking nights. 6 - 12 hours per shift. 

Helen is an engaging 19 year old who is at the heart of a warm and large family that includes siblings, nieces and nephews (& a very friendly little dog!).  Helen had a road traffic accident over two years ago and sustained a traumatic brain injury. Helen is now living in her fully-adapted home where she requires 2:1 support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Prior to her accident, Helen was a lively, bubbly and strong-willed young woman who loved shopping, music and horses. She still enjoys these things, but now requires full support to do so. She has retained her strong-will and determination, but can become frustrated and anxious. Helen’s speech is impaired and she requires people to carefully tune into her non-verbal communication. Helen needs people around her who will be patient and calm when needed; always verbally preparing her for what is happening next. Helen is very sensitive to touch and this can be problematic when she is receiving personal care. Helen can stand with support or in a standing frame and has regained sitting balance, she is fed via a gastrostomy. Helen will have a rehabilitation programme in place that her team will implement to promote the very best outcome for her. You will have the opportunity to liaise and be trained by a team of professionals including OTs, physio and speech therapists.

In an ideal world you will have experience with people with an Acquired Brain Injury, but the right attitude, commitment and desire to learn is just as important.

*Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for a female worker to work with our client.


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