BN3 | Weekend Support Workers - West Sussex

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Alternate weekends, BN3, Hove. A fantastic role supporting a fabulous 5 year old boy who has Cerebral Palsy.

Nearest Tube/Station: Hove
Wage/Salary: Weekends £19.00 gross per hour
Driver Essential? Yes, a car will be provided whilst on duty
Essential: One year plus experience supporting young children with physical and learning disabilities.
Enhanced DBS check OR happy to obtain one. non-smoker/vaper. Experience working within a family home environment.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 08.00 am to 8.00pm | Alternate weekends  
Family/Client Pets: None
Recruiter: Janet MacLennan
janet@snapcare.co.uk

About this client/child:
Will is 5 years old and lives with his mum and twin. He has a lovely relationship with his brother who is an incredibly caring and helpful little boy. Will is very cute and engaging.  He loves being around others; he attracts people to him with ease! A few of his favourite activities are climbing, being on his trike and arts and crafts. Will has cerebral palsy. He has just had surgery on his legs so requires intensive rehabilitation. Full training will be given. He has some speech difficulties which can make him feel frustrated at times. He eats orally and is not on any medication. He attends a great local mainstream school close to where he lives, He is a wheelchair user, plus uses a walker with assistance. He requires all personal care.

Overview of role:
There is a detailed rehabilitation programme in place to implement daily after school, but also downtime, over the weekend to engage Will in fun play activities, either at home, or out and about. An important part of this role will be helping Will regulate his feelings of frustration, especially when he is trying to articulate his physical needs and emotions. You need to think outside the box, bringing creative ideas to playtime. Will eats tea with mum and his brother and then through for a shower and teeth brushing.  Once he is showered and cozy in bed, he likes to have stories read to him until his mum comes to tuck him in for the night. Alternate weekends, Saturday and Sunday, 08.00 am to 8.00 pm.
 

Who this job would suit:
A creative, support worker who has great ideas and practical tools to help Will to develop his problem-solving skills. Clear boundaries need to be put in place so you will be consistent, confident, and thoughtful in your approach. You will also have oodles of energy and a great sense of humour to keep up with this wee spark!

What’s great about this job:
Comprehensive, bespoke training is provided by the rehabilitation team and ongoing supervision from the case manager and Team Leader.  This will be a great opportunity to share your own experiences but also develop new skills, such as Conductive Education.
 

Who is recruiting for this role?

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