£22,676pa

Disability Support Worker & Mothers Aid

May 2021 Start

Disability Support Worker & Mothers Aid

MIDDLESBROUGH - TS5

 

Annual £22,676

A 12 Week Rota - average 28 hours per week

 

Perks:

Casual dress code & Free parking  

Working Week:

The role is predominantly day shifts on a 12 day pattern made up of 3 long days (7am-7pm), 4 off, 2 short days (9am-3pm) then 3 off. 

 

Thanks to a issue with a Job site I was trying for the first time, I’ve had to start again! 

 

I am looking for a Disability Support Worker / Mothers Aid to join my home care team. 

 

Required: 

Full Clean UK Driving Licence 

Fluent in English 

 

Full Training is provided so qualifications are not mandatory. 

 

So who am I looking for? 

 

⭐️ Qualifications don’t mean anything to me, anyone with a practical skill set can learn how to draw up for injection, how to manage my feeding tube, or get out the right medications. So we offer full training. 

 

⭐️ A clean driving licence, is much more important, to enable a carer to rescue me if my wheelchair breaks down, to get to medical appointments, and to get me home quickly in an emergency. It’s also handy for day trips, trips to our caravan, or to get us to toddler groups. 

 

⭐️ A personality is integral, someone who has similar interests and has interesting things to talk about on long 12 hour shifts. 

 

⭐️ Someone who is calm, observant but also quick to respond in an emergency and able to follow their training under pressure. 

 

⭐️ Someone thats able to take their own initiative, be flexible and able to plan domestic duties around care needs. 

 

⭐️ Someone who is respectful of property, kind to family members or friends, trustworthy and can keep my private life private. 

 

⭐️ An advantage would be someone who enjoys volunteering, that is interested in helping others and issues that effect families in the UK. Volunteering and projects are such a huge part of my life, so although my support workers are paid, supporting me in my volunteering (and the things I am passionate about) is part of the role.

 

⭐️ Respect my son and parenting. I’m not looking for someone who will criticise my attachment & Therapeutic parenting choices. 

I’m looking for someone that will respect my sons boundaries, respect that he has a voice and body autonomy. Someone that is understanding of his sensory issues and kind with their words. 

 

 ⭐️ Respect that sometimes I need space, to live in my home, to have a poo, to cuddle up and watch a movie with my son. I live my life under CCTV or Carers surveillance 24 hours a day.  I can’t just leave, so a carer who understands the need for space and can just get on with some jobs in another room makes for a more comfortable living environment. 

Just remember - I didn’t ask my carer to pop over for a cup of tea and a chat, the carer is turning up whether I’m ready to entertain or not.  Whether I’m having a bad pain day, have a raging infection or just need some peace.  So although I do try to greet carers coming in (or going home); I often forget to fake smile! It doesn’t mean I don’t like them; or that I don’t care; sometimes I’m just trying to survive my pain or concentrate on not throwing up! 

 

Still interested? 

There is some zoom sessions this week for candidates to meet me and learn more about the role, you’ll also be sent questions by email. 

 

We will then interview 3 individual candidates over Zoom (due to Covid) 

This final interview will be attended by Pip, Husband and a Support Worker from my Home Care Team. 

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