We are looking for Female Support Workers to support 2 ladies in their own bungalow in Christchurch on a part time basis on days and for sleep in shifts. Full time hours can be considered but you would need to work across 2 houses.
Both ladies have severe learning disabilities and minor physical disabilities.
One of the ladies has downs-syndrome as well as learning disabilities. She can communicate verbally using some key words that she knows. She really enjoys socialising, drinking tea and coffee, having treats and has a real drive for enjoying her life and so she needs someone to support her to do this by taking her to the activities she enjoys, supporting her with personal care needs and getting dressed, supporting her to learn new skills and strengthen the skills she has learnt such as pouring her own drink of milk as well as supporting her to maintain a clean and safe home.
The other lady who lives her is non-verbal and very limited mobility so mostly uses a wheelchair. However she can weight-bare and so can transfer from her wheelchair to other chairs, bed, bath etc. She can also walk using staff and equipment to support her and she has a walking frame and walking belt for this. This lady needs a lot of sensory stimulation in her life and so enjoys playing with sensory toys but also really enjoys going out to various activities such as sailing, swimming, and horse-carriage riding.
Both ladies are supported by a well-established team of staff who have known them for many years. The team are very warming, welcoming and knowledgeable and would be a great support to someone who is new to care or new to supporting these ladies.
Dimensions are one of the country’s largest not-for-profit organisation supporting people with learning difficulties, autism and complex needs and we are driven by our values. People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do.
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"Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010."
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