Title: *Female Team Leader
Location: Finchampstead, RG40
Nearest Train Station: Wokingham
Wage / Salary: £15.00 - £16.00 - gross per hour depending on experience
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? On duty, automatic
Essential: Female, non-smoker; Working with children with physical disabilities and non-verbal communication, manual handling
Preferable:Experience with Conductive Education, OT, Physio and SALT would be ideal
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Monday to Friday 6:30am to 9:30am, and 4:00pm to 9:00pm (some flexibility on hours)
Family/Client Pets: no pets
About this client/child:
Farah, 12, is a vibrant, fun-loving young lady who enjoys swimming, using her Eye Gazeand listening to Islamic Nasheeds. Farah has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, is visually impaired, non-verbal and is fed and medicated via a PEG. Farah is capable of making her feelings known, however it is essential you are confident in engaging with a non-verbal child. She is dependent on others for all her daily needs, however this does not hold her back! Farah has two sisters, aged 9 and 13, so as you can imagine, this is a very busy home!
Overview of role:
This position will involve supporting Farah, and her mother, through the daily routine including personal care (bathing and toileting), preparing Farah’s blended diet, administering medication and feeds via PEG, keeping Farah’s areas tidy, engaging with her throughout your time togetheras well as supporting and supervising her care team. You will conduct supervisions, update the care plans and risk assessments, and ensure that the team are providing the highest standard of care and support to Farah. Currently Farah’s family and team are exploring communications aids and techniques, therefore experience in this area would be an advantage. Not to forget her love for time out of her wheelchair and implementing her therapies into the daily routine in a creative, educational and playful way!
Who this job would suit:
The ideal candidate(s) will be enthusiastic and energetic, fun, caring and organised with excellent communication skills and the ability to hit the ground running. You’ll be a confident manager of people with excellent communication skills and team-player, working alongside mum and Farah’s team. The Team Leader would need to be respectful and understanding of the family’s beliefs. We would love to hear from candidates with experience in PT, OT, SALT or Conductive Education.
What’s great about this job:
Great opportunity to work with a super girl in her home and support her in her development. Farah is exploring lots of new therapies so this is a great opportunity for learning.The family are preferably looking for one support worker to cover the weekly hours stated above but are open to shifts being split between team members - so please get in touch if you are interested in any of the above hours!
Client/Family met by Snap?
No. We areworking in association with a private client/case manager on this vacancy; they will be carrying out all recruitment, including shortlisting and interviewing. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to Snap Care sending your CV and contact details directly to our client for their consideration. Please see our websitefor more info on how Snap works with associated companies/clients.