Title: Support Worker
Location: Cheltenham, GL51
Nearest Station: Cheltenham Spa Rail Station
Wage: Up to £14.00 Gross per hour
Driver Essential? No
Essential: Must be physically fit, a non-smoker and confident in water
Desirable: Experience of working with young people/adults with special needs, including epilepsy
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Term-time: average of 26 hours per week, full-time hours in the school holidays.
Family/Client Pets: None
About this client/child:
Sam aged 16 loves to be with people and enjoys being out and about. Sam was involved in a road traffic accident and as a result has complex needs including epilepsy, physical and learning disabilities. Sam communicates using non-verbal facial expressions, vocalisations and movements. You will know when Sam is happy as he will express through laughter, smiling and arm movement. Sam requires supportive seating and is wheelchair dependent for his mobility. He is fed via a PEG and requires full support for all personal care and activities of daily living.
Overview of role:
As Sam’s Support Worker you will assist his parents with meeting his care and medical needs, particularly relating to his epilepsy. You will play an active role in all his therapeutic activities and support Sam to participate in all activities of daily living. There will also be times when you will assist Sam in accessing the community. The role offers an average of 26 hours during term time and Full-time hours in the school holidays, across 7 days, following a two weekly Rota. This will include morning, afternoon, evening and sleeping night shifts. Up to £14.00 gross per hour depending on experience. (Sleeping Nights are paid at the National Living Wage). A degree of flexibility will be required to cover holiday and sickness. Click here for a sample Rota. Please note there can be some flexibility in relation to hours depending on the availability of the preferred candidate and two people sharing the hours would also be considered.
Who this job would suit:
We are looking for a Support Worker who is pro-active, physically fit, who has an encouraging approach, patience and willingness to learn. You must be able to communicate effectively and remain calm in difficult situations. You must be a confident in water and a non-smoker. Prior experience working with children/adults with additional needs and a driver is desirable.
What’s great about this job:
You will have the opportunity to work with a full multi-disciplinary team and receive training in: Acquired Brain Injury, Epilepsy, First Aid, PEG management and Moving and Handling.
Client/Family met by Snap?
No. We are working 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 website for more info on how Snap works with associated companies/clients.
Rachael is recruiting for this role
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