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An excellent and rewarding opportunity for male PLD Nurses and PLD Health Care Assistants to work with a vulnerable 15 year old boy has become available in a private home based placement in South West London.
The role is for male PLD Nurses and PLD HCAs to work directly with this service user for 12 hour shifts as part of a four man team (the service user is currently receiving a 4:1 care package 24 hours per day).
The service user is diagnosed with the following:
• Mild Learning Disability
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Tourette's Syndrome
• Pathological Demand Avoidance
• Speech and Language impairment
• Significant and impairing symptoms of anxiety
• Physically aggressive challenging behaviours (towards self and others) that require the use of Restrictive Physical Intervention and Breakaway techniques.
Suitable candidates will need the following skills:
• Excellent communication skills, taking into account the service users language difficulties
• Experience of leading small teams
• Experience of working closely with a service user's family and the ability to act as a liaison between the care team, the service user's family and the wider MDT involved in this service user's care provision.
• Have experience of supporting service user's who can present with physically aggressive behaviours (in house BILD accredited training will be provided)
• Medication administration (RNLDs only)
• Be able to support the service user in practical skills of daily living i.e. washing, eating, teeth cleaning, dressing etc.
• Be able to liaise with MDT members and support care teams in implementing PLD models of care.
• Be able to identify service user presentation changes and ensure effective communication with the whole team to ensure continuity in information sharing
• Work in partnership with MDT and care staff members to ensure care delivery and positive behavioural interventions are applied as prescribed to ensure continuity of care and approach.
• Be willing to work nights/ days, weekends etc.
We are ideally looking for experienced PLD staff who are looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to change a very vulnerable young man's life into a much more positive experience. The successful candidates will be clinically supervised by PULSE's Lead PLD Nurse.