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Therapy Support Worker – Walsall

  • Location: Walsall
  • Rate: £10 per hour
  • Job Type: Fulltime

Job Description

Therapy Support Worker – Permanent  – Aldridge area of Walsall

£10 Per Hour – Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoon, (16.00 – 21.00).

Tuesday afternoon, (16.00 – 22.30).

Flexible Saturday support 08.00 – 17.00.

(job share considered – minimum 10 hours)

Opportunities available for additional hours throughout school and family holidays and occasional overnight support at Scout Camp.

We are looking for a motivating individual to support a 17 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.

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 with pool based physiotherapy programme
  • Assist with Speech & Language Therapy including feeding and drinking
  • 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 – must have or be willing to obtain business insurance

Desirable

  • Previous experience of working with an individual within a family environment
  • Previous experience of working with cerebral palsy or other neurological disorder

 

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