Title: Waking Night Carer
Location: Farnham, GU10
Nearest Train: Farnham
Wage: £14.00 - £17.00 gross per hour
Driver required? No
Use of a car? No
Essential: Experience and genuine interest in supporting a child with complex medical needs, JEJ, PEG, suctioning, manual handling
Start Date: ASAP, permanent contract
Days & Hours: 2-3 waking nights per week
Family Pets: dog
About this client/child:
Anna (12) is a sweet young lady who enjoyes sensory stimulation, listening to music and stories. Anna sustained brain damage and requires 2:1 support 24/7. She has Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy, profound visual and hearing impairments and is dependent on others with all her needs. Anna has tracheostomy, requires suctioning and her feeds and medication are administered via PEG tube. She is non-verbal but can express her likes and dislikes. Anna is in a heart of a loving family and lives in a fully adapted house with her parents and younger brother.
Overview of role:
We are looking for a Waking Night Carer who will be able to adapt to this challenging but rewarding role and become part of Anna’s dedicated team. The night shift involves personal care, implementing therapy program, preparing Anna’s medication and feeds and complete all housekeeping tasks related to Anna’s care – eg. washing, equipment cleaning etc. This is a very busy role, you need to be well rested and full of energy; you will be on your feet and on the go, all night. Week 1. Rota: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 7.30pm to 7.30am, Week 2: Monday, Thursday 7.30pm – 7.30am. You will be provided with and required to wear full PPE. Training to use respirators will be given prior to the trial shift.
Who this job would suit:
This role will be ideal for a mature and experienced candidate with previous experience working as a Waking Night Carer. You will be responsive at all times to Anna’s needs, have the ability to follow directions and be a team player.You will have a friendly, but also professional approach and understand the aspects and demands of working within a private family setting.
What’s great about this job:
You will have an opportunityto learn new clinical skills, the family provides excellent training.
Client/Family met by Snap?
Yes. Snap have worked with this family/client for several years and are well-known to us.
Kamila is recruiting for this role
or 020 7729 2200
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