SEN Support Worker in Essex, CM11. Full-time fixed-term position available for a fun-loving, proactive, and dedicated SEN Support Worker, to work with a cheeky chap with quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. Up to £18.00 gross per hour.
Nearest Tube/Station: Billericay
Wage/Salary: £16.00 Weekdays, £18.00 Weekends. £29,900.00 + per annum. Quoted in Gross
Driver Essential? Preferable. Manual WAV for use on duty
Essential: Early years childcare experience
Desirable: Experience in mini button / PEG management and working within a family home
Start Date: ASAP. Fixed term 12-month contract with the opportunity to extend
Days & Hours: 3 x 12 hours shifts per week. 8.00am – 8.00pm. Will include working 2 weekend days per month. Rota provided 4 weeks in advance
Family/Client Pets: Not applicable
Recruiter: Jade firstname.lastname@example.org
About this client/child: Frankie is 7 years old and lives at home with Mum, Dad, his younger sister and is soon to be a big brother again in the coming weeks! Frankie is a real character; he is an engaging, sociable, happy, and determined chap who strives for his independence. He leads a busy life and has a long list of hobbies and interests. He loves playing games, story times, music, and nursery rhymes, watching the footie with Dad, going for walks…the list goes on, and on! Frankie has epilepsy and quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, which affects his cognitive and physical abilities. He uses Eye Gaze Technology and PECs to support his communication. He is a wheelchair user and receives his fluid, nutrition (blended diet), and medication via a mini button PEG. He is supported on a 2:1 and 1:1 basis by his dedicated care team, providing around the clock support.
Overview of role: Frankie attends school 4 days per week, and his SEN Support Workers provide 2:1 care to him during his school day, to enable and facilitate Frankie’s learning and access to education, socialise with his peers, and participate in activities. He has an extensive therapy programme in place to support his rehabilitation (SLT, Physio, Dramatherapy, OT etc.) with training provided by his MDT. His programmes are implemented by his care team in a fun, imaginative, and creative way throughout his week. As mentioned, he leads a busy life, with regular appointments, planned activities, events, etc, and your role will be to support him with all of this along with his daily needs. We need an SEN Support Worker who is dedicated to Frankie’s development, supporting, and encouraging him to reach his full potential whilst continually promoting his independence. This position involves lots of play and interaction. Frankie is reliant on others to meet all his health, care, and medical needs and you will receive full training in all aspects of his care plan.
Who this job would suit: A bubbly, energetic, proactive, positive, and lighthearted person who enjoys being a little bit silly and has a continuous supply of nursery rhymes and songs! You will have a great sense of humour, be a team player and be intuitive. Most importantly you will be dedicated to Frankie, and his development and want to see him thrive.
What’s great about this job: Supporting Frankie and having the opportunity to work with him is of course the best part of this role, however, his parents and MDT are extremely supportive and invest in Frankie’s care team to continually upskill and provide excellent training opportunities. An opportunity not to be missed! Apply today to join Team Frankie!
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