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Therapy Support Worker in Walsall CP/DC/WAL

  • Location: Walsall
  • Rate: £10.00 Per Hour
  • Job Type: Parttime

Job Description

Therapy Support Worker – Permanent

£10 Per Hour – 20.5 Hours per week plus additional 6.5 hrs. per month

(Job share considered – minimum 10 hours)

We are looking for a motivating individual to support a 15 year old young man with Cerebral Palsy striving to reach his goals.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will implement behaviour, psychological and cognitive strategies,  as  well  as  supporting  daily  living  activities. Providing consistent and appropriate emotional support, facilitating an increase in self-esteem and independence

The role involves organising, motivating and supporting the client to optimise independence, manage personal care and access local leisure, educational and vocational activities.

Hours will  predominantly  be  before  and  after  school,  weekends  and  occasional  overnight support at Scout Camp. Opportunities available for additional hours throughout school and family holidays.

Principle Duties/Responsibilities:

Personal care including manual handling and use of hoists

Work within multi-disciplinary team to support rehabilitation

Assist to participate in activities of daily living

Assist with Physiotherapist exercise programme

Assist Aquatic Therapy programme

Assist with Speech & Language Therapy

Work alongside IT Specialist enabling independence through variety of technologies

Essential:

Previous experience of using hoists

Ability to build good relationships within a family environment

Good communication skills, ability to listen and show empathy, along with a positive and humorous personality.

Car driver

Desirable:

Previous experience of working with an individual within a family environment

Previous experience of working with cerebral palsy or other neurological disorder

Interest in cooking, music, swimming, technology and outdoor activities

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