Ashford, TN23 | SEN Buddy / Support Worker - Kent

£15.00 gross per hour - Support Worker
Ref: 1710 Date Posted: Tuesday 15 Sep 2020
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Title: Part Time SEN Support Worker
Location: Ashford, TN23
Nearest Tube/Station: Ashford
Wage: £15.00 gross per hour
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? No will need own car (Mileage paid when using for work purposes)
Essential: Autism, confident with adolescents and able to handle challenging behaviour
Desirable: Sporty
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Monday to Friday 6.30am or 7.00 am to 9.00am then 3.00pm to 7.00pm (Term Time only). Possibility of additional hours in the school holidays and babysitting if mutually agreed.
Family/Client Pets: None

About this client/child:
Aiden (14) and Tom (10) are complete opposites with very different personalities and interests. Aiden loves football, swimming, basketball and playing on his tablet. Whereas Tom enjoys cycling, is very inquisitive and loves anything technical. He is currently learning how to play the violin. Both Aiden and Tom have an autism diagnosis, but Aiden presents with more complex needs, including his behaviour. When Aiden displays anxious behaviour, his younger and more placid brother, can become scared. A key focus will be addressing and working on Aiden’s behaviour as this has a huge knock-on effect on family life.

Overview of role:
We are looking for a positive male role model who is able to support both Aiden and Tom with their before and after school routines, help them access activities and play a big part in supporting their life skills, personal hygiene, and promoting their overall independence. Aiden is picked up by a taxi for school, but you will be responsible for taking and picking Tom up. The activities arranged will be largely depending on Aiden’s mood as he can come home from school very tired and agitated. During lockdown Aiden has felt quite lonely and has become more withdrawn so we are looking for someone who can assess situations effectively and make the appropriate adjustments.

Aiden is going through a difficult period which was largely triggered by bullying he experienced when he transitioned to secondary school. He is very self-aware and dwells on what has happened which causes high anxiety and often aggressive behaviour. A large part of your role will be helping Aiden with his emotions and putting in place strategies for when these feelings arise as well as reassuring Tom and making sure he gets enough attention too.

Who this job would suit:
The ideal Support Worker will be sporty, upbeat, caring and have a nurturing attitude. You should be well presented and able to explain situations to Aiden and Tom in a simplified manner whilst providing them with consistency and supporting mum with ‘parenting’ back up when required.

What’s great about this job:
This will be a challenging but very rewarding role where you can have the opportunity to make a huge impact on both Aiden and Tom’s further development and independence whilst making a positive difference on family life on a whole.

Client/Family met by Snap?
Yes, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have met this client/family online.

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