GL6 | Support Worker - Gloucestershire

£17.50 to £19.50 gross per hour

Date Posted: Thursday 16 May 2024

, Ref: 2748

Support Worker, Stroud, GL6. A fabulous part time role to support on a 2-1 basis, exceptional Hamish, newly turned 17 years of age, who has Cerebral Palsy. £17. 50 weekdays, £19. 50 gross per hour weekends.

Location: GL6

Nearest Tube/Station: Stroud
Wage/Salary: £17.50 weekdays and £19.50 gross per hour weekends
Driver Essential? Yes, automatic adapted vehicle whilst on duty. Due to distance from the station will need own car.
Essential: Experience working within a home care team, comfortable with hoists and personal care. DBS or happy to obtain one and * female support workers only.
Desirable: Knowledge of AAC communication although training will be given
Start Date: May 2024 
Days & Hours: Please see below for weekly shift pattern. Additional hours available during holidays
Family/Client Pets: Two very friendly dogs and one cat
Recruiter: Janet

About this client/child: Gentle, amiable compassionate, funny, a true gentleman, are but a few of the words to describe Hamish, 17 years old who I had the privilege of meeting during an online visit. He is at the heart of his loving family and dedicated, long-standing team. Hamish has two incredible brothers who he has a phenomenal bond with. Hamish spoke eloquently using his AAC communication aid to tell me about some of his favourite pastimes including playing Monopoly and Uno - and how good he is! Hamish attends dance class once a week where they play soft music which he loves. He enjoys going out, especially trips to Birmingham or London (the tube is great fun). This year Hamish told me, he, along with 3 of his team are going on a cruise to Greece! Hamish has Cerebral Palsy, he is a full-time wheelchair user (he drives it expertly), has pureed food (bangers and mash being a favourite) and requires support with personal care and hoist transfers. Hamish and his mum showed me around his fab bedroom/wet room via a lift, and his therapy room. He has access to an amazing garden.

Overview of role: Hamish has just begun a couple of days of home schooling per week. Most of Hamish’s support is on a 2-1 basis but there will be occasions, such as Speech and Language, tutoring sessions when only 1-1 support is required. On Tuesdays there is batch cooking for the week. A Michelin chef is not required, but enjoying cooking will be a bonus, plus carrying out light house hold duties related to Hamish. Each week is planned and in the therapy room there is an info board for the team to view and discuss the schedule. Weekends are for social events, being with extended family and friends. A driver is essential; Hamish has a great adapted car for attending his different clubs, therapies, and trips further afield. Shifts are Tuesdays, 09.00 am to 5.00 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm and alternate Saturdays, 10.00 am to 6. 00 pm. There will always be additional hours available during school holidays. £17.50 to £19. 50 gross per hour.

Who this job would suit: A kind, emotionally mature, funny personality is what Hamish is looking for in a Support Worker, to join ‘team Hamish’! Having the sensibility to know when to step up and step back will be important; there are days when Hamish wants/needs peace and quietness. He loves to laugh and seeing people make silly mistakes is sure to bring on that wonderful laugh of his. You will bring thoughtfulness as a support worker to Hamish’s loyal, dedicated team and to his family.

What’s great about this job: Fantastic onboarding, supervision and ongoing support provided, however, THE most amazing part of this role will be to advocate for this quite special young man. He will be your motivation to want to do a great job!  

Who is recruiting for this role?  Our client is using our Advertising Package. The client will be carrying out all aspects of the recruitment process and will contact you directly if they would like to progress your application. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to our client having access to your CV. Please see our website for more information. 

Please note: *Where a specific gender is stated as essential, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance to paragraph 1, of schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for female or male worker to work with our client.

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