EX5 | SEN Support Worker - Devon

Up to £18.00 Gross Per Hour

Date Posted: Thursday 30 May 2024

, Ref: 2792

Support Worker in Exeter EX5. A fantastic part-time role supporting a bright and outgoing 20-year-old with cerebral palsy. Up to £18.00 gross per hour.

Nearest Station: Silverton, Devon
Wage/Salary: Up to £18.00 Gross Per Hour
Driver Essential? Yes – driving Oscar's adapted vehicle out in the community (manual)
Genuine interest in supporting a young adult with additional needs. Interest in cycling, music or languages and able to work at least two Sundays a month
Desirable: Prior experience supporting a young adult with a physical disability

Start Date: ASAP
 Days & Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3:45 pm to 10.00 pm & Alternate Sunday's 8.00 am to 5:30 pm. This role can offer flexibility and scope for alternative shift patterns if desired.
Family/Client Pets: Working Cocker Spaniel
Accommodation: Separate carers office available when on shift with kitchen facilities.
Recruiter: Rachael rachael@snapcare.co.uk

About this client/child: Oscar (20) is a bright young man with many interests. He enjoys cycling, languages (especially French), the piano, reading, going out, meeting his friends, and leading an independent life from his family. He attends a local college four times a week and is studying Math’s at GCSE level. Oscar has cerebral palsy and is dependent on others for all his needs. He is a wheelchair user, non-verbal but uses a communication aid with great efficiency. Oscar had a PEG fitted about 18 months ago – this is used as and when needed for top-ups, especially when he is unwell. There is a full multi-disciplinary team in place.

Overview of Role: Your role will be to support Oscar with his afternoon and weekend routine, providing personal care, enabling him to pursue his interests and exploring new activities. Although working 1:1 with Oscar while in his family home (family may be present) another Support Worker will accompany you on days out/holidays where needed. There is an opportunity to work an additional Saturday and there are also additional hours available during the college holidays (15 weeks). Full training in all aspects of Oscar’s care will be given and you will be supported by the Team Leader and Parents. The hourly rate offered is £16.00 weekdays and £18.00 Gross per hour weekends. After a successful 6 months in the role, the hourly rate will increase to £17.00 on weekdays and £19.00 on weekends.

Who this job would suit: We are looking for a personable candidate who will bring new skills/ interests to Oscar’s team. If you play an instrument, speak a foreign language, are sporty or have any other great hobbies or skills we would love to hear from you! It is important the Support Worker can present themselves confidently (even when you’re not) as Oscar can easily pick up on this and can become anxious.  The family invests a lot of time in training so are really looking for candidates who are committed.

What’s great about this job: Fantastic training is offered by the family, and this is a very friendly working environment. The biggest selling point without a doubt is having the opportunity to work with Oscar, he is sure to keep a smile on your face and make this a very rewarding role. The family can offer flexibility with shifts patterns and will try to accommodate the Support Worker as much as possible. Another big incentive the family would like to offer is a loyalty bonus of £500.00 after twelve months of service.

Who is recruiting for this role? Snap Care will be carrying out all recruitment including shortlisting, recruiter interviews and arranging employer interviews.

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