Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 00096275-1
  • Date Posted: 19 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
  • Salary: £10.20 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Due to the lady we support having an acquired brain injury it is essential that the support staff understand working with people who have had an acquired brain injury or people who have similar backgrounds.

The person supported enjoys completing jigsaws, chatting to staff, going on walks and reading books. So, the staff who work with this lady would benefit from having similiar interests in these areas as it will help her get to know you.

Family means everything to the person we support, so it is essential that visits are booked in and the lady we support keeps in regular contact with family members.

Job IntroductionGray Healthcare are looking for support staff to support a woman who is in her 60s and is currently living in her own home in Barrow in Furness in Cumbria.

The person supported acquired a brain injury many years ago and this has left her with cognitive impairment that impacts her on all areas of her life. She also has a diagnosis of Kluver Bucy Syndrome.

We are looking for support staff to join her team, and to help her remain living independently within her own home and to enjoy a happy life.

The Ideal CandidateWe are looking for candidates who share our values, understand the importance of a consistent and empathetic approach, whilst staying calm and professional when presented with a pressurised situation.  

We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience as a Support Worker within Epilepsy, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health and Behaviours which are perceived to be challenging.

You will have an interest, motivation, and enthusiasm to develop experience and skills to work with people with complex needs. Ideally you will have at least Level 3 in Health and Social Care or a willingness to work towards the qualification within Gray Healthcare. 

We encourage our workforce to be vaccinated against COVID-19

What are the rewards?

Work-life balance
Birthday Leave
Long Service award
Wellbeing at work
Employee discount scheme
Access to Gray Healthcare’s unique training programAbout The Company Gray Healthcare is the UK's leading specialist provider of individually tailored community-based support. Here at Gray Healthcare we believe that no person should remain in an acute or long stay hospital environment for a day longer than is necessary. We do not discriminate with risk history; we work beyond the label and prioritise the individual and their right to live in the community. 

 We are a company passionate about delivering truly person-centred support and we are guided by our values in all that we do. Have a look at our website to understand our values, see the benefits that we offer and spend a few minutes watching our staff talk about working for Gray Healthcare