AL1 | Support Worker - Hertfordshire

SEN Support Worker / PA in St Albans, AL1. A fantastic part-time opportunity to support an active and happy young man who has Cerebral Palsy. £19.20 gross per hour.

Title: SEN Support Worker / PA 
Location: St. Albans, AL1 
Wage/Salary: £19.20 Gross per Hour
Driver Essential? Yes, with own car - to travel to and from the family home, mileage paid when used on duty
Essential: Experience of working with a young client with SEN, supporting with communication and social skills. Non-smoker/vaper. Happy being around dogs.
Desirable: Comfortable administering medication (training will be provided)
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 3 afternoons per week: 3.00pm to 6.00pm, flexible on days.  Additional hours during college holidays available if wanted, 9.00am to 2.00pm.
Family/Client Pets: Yes, a Cockapoo and Cavalier Poodle
Recruiter: Rachael

About this client/child: Jude is 16 years old and is at the heart of a loving and supportive family. Jude lives with his Mum, Dad and 2 younger brothers aged 11 and 14. He is a charming, active, and happy young man who loves music, dancing, trampolining, swimming, acting/performing, and spending quality time with his brothers. At the top of his list is walking his two friendly pooches or having a cuddle with them at home! Jude has Cerebral Palsy, with his right side and legs mostly affected. He has a moderate learning disability and uses visual aids to support his verbal communication due to his dysarthria. Jude is mobile but uses a mobility scooter for long distances. He has recently been diagnosed with myoclonic epilepsy so as his Support Worker / PA you should be comfortable administering his medication, training will be provided.

Overview of role: The family require an SEN Support Worker / PA to join Jude’s small care team and provide 1:1 support in the afternoons (and during college holidays, if additional hours wanted). Your shift starts by completing the college pick-up and either bringing Jude home or heading off to an extra-curricular activity. Jude is an extremely capable young man and strives for his independence so we are looking for someone who will continually promote his self-care and independence skills. The practical support Jude requires is mostly prompting and guidance so he can continue to complete tasks for himself, but he will need some support and supervision with his personal care. He is keen for his Support Worker / PA to assist him with daily tasks such a cooking, meal prep, planning and organising activities, as well as enabling him to participate in family life, support him to walk his dogs, implement therapy (training provided by his SALT and Physiotherapist). We are also looking for someone who is happy to muck in with the wider needs of the family. Jude will want to spend some time chilling each day after a busy day of college, so during these occasions the Support Worker / will help with some light household tasks such as putting on a load of washing, emptying the dishwasher and meal preparation. Rates offered are £19.20 weekdays, £21.20 weekends, Gross per Hour.

Who this job would suit: This could suit an SEN Teaching Assistant / LSA or an experienced Support Worker looking for additional hours or for a great part-time role! The ideal candidate will be confident supporting a client 1:1, be intuitive, resourceful, and reliable with a true passion for their work and supporting others to reach their full potential.  Please only apply if you love dogs as they are a very big part of Jude’s life.

What’s great about this job: This is a fantastic part-time position supporting a happy young chap with a great sense of humour. The family offer flexibility on days and hours for the right person! Excellent client specific training available, along with ongoing supervision and support for Jude’s case management team, and a competitive hourly rate.

Who is recruiting for this role? Our client is using our Shortlist Service. Snap Care will screen applications to confirm the essential criteria for the position is met. The client will then continue the recruitment process. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to us sending your CV and contact details to our client. Please see our website for more information. 


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