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Community Support Worker

Optima Health and Social Care is looking for 4 people to join their team based in St Helens.

You will join us as a Community Support Worker on a part or full-time basis working alongside our Care Co-ordinators and Nurse Trainer Practitioners


*As they support service users 24/7 you will need to work a mixture of Earlies, Lates and Nights


The role will primarily involve providing personal and intimate support and care to children who often have life limiting conditions, multi-sensory impairments, and complex health needs.

You will be assigned to one primary service user and their family and will be involved in their lives on a day to day basis.

This may involve supporting at home, on activities or even into school each day.

If the children need to return to hospital for a short while you may also be able to support them there.

You will be fully supported through an accredited training programme to be safe, confident and competent to deliver the clinical skills the service use needs.

These may involve, gastrostomy care, tracheostomy care and even long-term ventilation needs.

Because of the nature of the work and the needs for the service users they ask for a minimum commitment of 24 months post training.

What makes you an ideal Community Support Worker?

- A real desire to support people in a positive and effective manner.

- Experience in supporting people with additional needs

- Experience of managing complex children’s care

- Experience working within community services – maybe elderly care, Nursery services or children’s services.


- Willingness to learn new ‘clinical skills’.

- Treat people with dignity and in a friendly way.

What are Optima like to work for?

Optima was formed in 2009 (as Courtyard Care Plus) to provide specialist services and support for children, young people and adults with complex health and additional needs.

They now provide these services across the whole of the Northwest of England.

Currently Rated by CQC as GOOD in all areas.

They have two offices, where their friendly and hard-working teams are based.

They have a wide depth of knowledge of the sector and are very supportive both professionally and personally.

The company was set up to ensure the best possible standards of care and support are delivered but we can only achieve this if we support each other.

What are the benefits of becoming one of our Community Support Worker?

- Excellent Basic hourly rates

- Generous Company Contributory Pension

- Excellent Personal and Professional Support and development opportunities

- Full In House Nurse Led training programme to L4 Competence

- Automatic enrolment onto Diploma L2 – Health and Social Care

- Automatic Enrolment onto our eLearning platform.

This enables you to keep up to speed with current training

- COVID-19 Safe – Optima is a very COVID secure organisation.

100% safe practices and no cases of COVID-19 either within our teams or our service users.

How to apply

If you feel you want a change from traditional high pressured Domiciliary Care roles or have lots of experience working with people with complex health needs and want to focus your efforts onto one service user and their family we want to hear from you!

Click ‘Apply’ to find out more about our Community Support Worker.

"Due to the nature of the intimate and personal care tasks involved with this role, the service users and their families have requested Female workers only."

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: £9 - 10 per hour
  • Location: St Helens
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Charities
  • Recruiter: Hiring People
  • Contact: Hiring People
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  • Reference: OPT01
  • Posted: 2020-10-29 17:04:20 -

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