BN3 | Support Worker / PA - West Sussex

£16.00 gross per hour

Date Posted: Monday 15 April 2024

, Ref: 2725

Support Worker / Personal Assistant, Hove BN3. The most fabulous opportunity to work with the legendary Bodhi who is 9 years old, in his afterschool and holiday adventures. £16.00 gross per hour

Nearest Tube/Station: Hove
Wage/Salary: £16.00 gross per hour
Driver Essential? Yes, a confident driver with full UK licence and for insurance purposes must be over 21 years old. Adapted vehicle provided whilst on duty.
Essential: Experience working within a family home, Cerebral Palsy, DBS or happy to obtain one. Confident driver
Desirable: Mainstream teaching/nannying. Holistic, creative approach.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours:
Term time, 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm, Monday and Tuesday. Holidays, 08.00 am to 8.00 pm, Monday and Tuesday.
Family/Client Pets: None
Accommodation: N/A
Recruiter: Janet

About this client/child: Where to begin! Bodhi is super smart, very funny, a fabulous storyteller, an interesting conversationalist, emotionally mature, curious, creative, and always on the go…the list could go on but at the top, is his self-governance/autonomy. Yes, he will require help when it comes to his personal care and transfers, but he is wonderfully articulate in how he directs his different needs to his PAs, his mum dad and twin sister. Bodhi and his sister are incredibly supportive of one another and like most siblings will have their ‘leave me alone moments’ but then will have their twin thing where they can be found huddled together blathering away. He has lots of different interests. Bodhi finds space enthralling and lately he went to see a Brian Cox chat. You will learn a lot from joining Bodhi's team! Bodhi has Cerebral Palsy; he uses his walker in and around the house but his wheelchair for longer distances.

Overview of role: Mondays, Bodhi goes to Hydrotherapy, a short drive from home (a confident driver is essential) and then once home it’s dinner, chill out before getting ready for bed. Bodhi is helped with getting into the shower and drying himself off. Tuesdays are kept free, for example, organizing for friends to come over, or afterschool club called the ‘outdoors project’ – clue is in the name! Which Bodhi loves. During the school holidays there is the opportunity to accompany Bodhi and his family to Devon, so additional days/hours are available. The family live in a lovely part of Sussex, so lots of outdoor activities are available. You will liaise closely with Bodhi's physio and OT team to implement therapies and routines and maximise access to all opportunities - such as climbing and running the mini mile. You don’t need to be adept at sports, but you do need to be agile for this role. The contracted hours are term time, 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm, Mondays and Tuesdays. Holidays, 08.00 am to 8.00 pm, Mondays and Tuesdays.

Who this job would suit: You must approach this role with gusto, an upbeat and sincere ‘want to do this job’ attitude. This is a part-time role but with Bodhi at the helm, you will not stop! The days and hours are set so easy to work around, studies and or other part-time work. This role would suit someone who has worked, perhaps in secondary schools, or youth support. An absolute bonus is creativity, eclectic interests, and a very good sense of humour.

What’s great about this job: There will be excellent onboarding and ongoing supervision. This is a warm and openminded family, with Bodhi and his sister, very much at the heart of it. This will be an educating, fun and incredibly rewarding role for the right person!

Who is recruiting for this role?  Our client is using our Advertising Package. The client will be carrying out all aspects of the recruitment process and will contact you directly if they would like to progress your application. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to our client having access to your CV. Please see our website for more information. 


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