Title: Alternate Weekend Support Worker/Buddy
Location: Ely, CB6
Wage:£14.00 gross per hour weekday, £16.00 gross per hour weekend. Sleeping night allowance £54.00 gross per night, 10.00pm to 7.00am (Any hours worked during the Sleeping night paid at National Minimum Wage)
Driver required? Essential
Essential:Supporting a young person with learning disability, working in a family home environment
Start Date: November 2020
Days & Hours: 2 weekends per month: Saturday 10.00am – Sunday 6.00pm and 20-25 hrs/week during holidays. Can be flexible with whole/half-days to suit the right canidate. Ability to provide care for up to a week during summer holidays would be ideal.
Pets: 2 cats
Accommodation:Double room with bathroom when on duty
About this client/child:
Jake, 16 is a charming and happy young man. He enjoys long walks, swimming and watching TV. Jake is Autisic and has, severe learning difficulties and epilepsy. His epilepsy is well controlled by daily medication. Jake is non-verbal but uses some signs and in general can express well his needs. Although Jake is normally happy and calm, when frustrated he can present with behaviour that may challenge, so someone fit, strong and vigilant is essential.
Overview of role:
You role will require you to support Jake over two weekends per month and school holidays. You will assist Jake with self-help skills including personal care, promoting independence and planning stimulating activities. You will need to be confident to de-escalate and defuse challenging behavior. Jake can clearly express his feelings; you’ll need to recognise when you need to step back and give him space. The main goal is to help Jake take part in everyday life and improve his social and communication skills.
Who this job would suit:
This fantastic position will suit a proactive, friendly and patient candidate. You will need extensive experience with young adults with autism and communication difficulties.
What’s great about this job:
This will be a fantastic role, both rewarding and fun. Youwill build a trusting and engaging relationship with Jake and help him to achieve his full potential.
Client/Family met by Snap?
Yes, previously met; Snap have worked with this family for several years and are well-known to us.
Kamila is recruiting for this role
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