Spinal Injury Support Worker

1487/2024 | £16.00 - £18.00 Per Hour | Carrickfergus | Sonderwell

Libertatem Healthcare Group’s philosophy is a simple one:

· Independence – Our clients independence is key to every decision we make

· Communication is vital to achieving the optimum outcomes

· Our People are our biggest asset

We are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.

Libertatem Healthcare is seeking to recruit *Due to the needs of our client* Experienced Spinal Injury Support Workers to work with our Male spinal injury client who lives near Carrickfergus.


Part time

Mixture of day shifts - 08:00-20:00 (with alternate weekends)


· Supporting Independence and continued rehabilitation

· Provide personalised support in a sensitive and confidential manner, to individuals and families according to their personalised support plan.

· Understand and follow care plans, seeking clarification from the healthcare coordinator or clinical lead nurse as necessary.

· Participate in monitoring and review of Service Users’ care plans

· Work in a professional manner with all members of the Service user’s Multidisciplinary team and other health professionals that may be involved.

· Promote self-care and self-management to achieve a maximum level of independence for each individual.

This may include: -

Assistance with Service Users’ mobility, feeding, washing, bathing and dressing.

· Management of neurogenic bladder - care of urethral/ suprapubic catheter or through use of intermittent catheterisation.

· Management of neurogenic bowel – undertaking bowel care regime as defined in the care and support plan- this may include Digital Rectal Examination, Digital Rectal Stimulation, Digital Rectal removal of faeces, insertion of suppositories or enema, use of bowel irrigation system.

· Assistance with domestic care tasks such as laundry, ironing, and household cleaning.

·Preparation of food and drinks, kitchen cleaning and hygiene, assistance with shopping and menu planning.

·Assisting Service Users to attend appointments, go shopping, collect pensions etc.

· Provision of emotional support to increase the Service Users’ confidence and motivation.

· Assist with the use of moving and handling equipment to promote independence and ensure safety of all

· Monitor skin integrity and ensure any changes are noted and raised with clinical lead, so these changes can be acted on

· Administer medication as designated in the care and support plan in accordance with Company policies and procedures. This may include monitoring self-medication, prompting medication or administering medication.

· Assist Service Users with rehabilitation activities as directed by the care and support plan and as directed and developed by members of the multidisciplinary team.

· Monitor Service User’s general health and well-being using equipment provided and respond and react as directed in the care and support plan to any changes that may be indicative of Autonomic Dysreflexia or potential infection.

· Deliver support in a manner which is sensitive to the service user’s culture, disability, race, age, sexuality, marital or civil partnership status, transgender status or religion/belief.

· Document clearly in the daily records on the progress of rehabilitation programmes i.e. observing, recording, and reporting on changes in a Service User’s physical and/or emotional condition.

Training & Background Checks

An enhanced DBS check & full training will be provided prior to commencing work with our client and you will also be supported by our clinical lead nurse for the area.


· Extensive training

· Regular supervisions

· Annual appraisal

· Weekly Pay

· Holiday pay

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills in support work working alongside experienced therapists and professionals

*Double Covid vaccination may be mandatory dependent on the client’s needs.*

Our Safeguarding Commitment

Libertatem Healthcare Group recognise the benefits of people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, whilst balancing the right to be safe with the right to make informed choices. At the same time, making sure that adult’s and children’s wellbeing is promoted including taking into consideration their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action. With this in mind, we will work to adhere to the six key principles that underpin all safeguarding work.



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