GU3 | Complex Care Support Worker - Surrey

£17.00 Weekdays | £19.00 Weekends | Gross per Hour

Date Posted: Wednesday 10 July 2024

, Ref: 2823

Complex Care Support Worker, GU3. Full and Part -Time permanent positions available on a care team providing 2:1 support to a charming young chap (7) with complex care and medical needs in Wanborough, Guildford area. Up to £19.00 Gross per Hour

Nearest Tube/Station: Wanborough train station
Wage/Salary: £17.00 Weekdays | £19.00 Weekends | Gross per Hour
Driver Essential? Yes, WAV for use whilst on duty,
with your own car to travel to the family home
Essential: Experience supporting a young person with complex care and medical needs (suctioning, PEG), confident with all aspects of manual handling, excellent communication and writing skills
Desirable: Chest physio, VNS and epilepsy management, NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Up to 36 hours available per week. Shift pattern: 8.00am – 8.00pm, 2.00pm – 8.00pm, and 4.00pm – 8.00pm
Family/Client Pets: Not applicable
Recruiter: Jade

About this client/child: Harry is 7 years old; he is a happy, engaging, and cheeky chap. He loves listening to music, painting, sensory activities and playing games with his two younger brothers. Harry also enjoys spending time outdoors where he can listen to the birds and all the sounds of nature. Harry has significant complex care and medical needs; he is totally reliant on others to meet all his needs and is supported by a dedicated care team providing 2:1 24/7. Harry has cerebral palsy, dysphagia, epilepsy (VNS in situ, however, will experience regular seizures), a PEG for all nutrition, fluids, and medication, and requires suctioning. He has a visual impairment, using Eye Gaze Technology to support his communication and is a wheelchair user. He is also susceptible to chest infections, and chest physio is implemented daily and cough assist. He is at the heart of a loving and supportive family, his parents recognise that his team of support workers are instrumental in his overall development, and they ensure their home is a pleasant and professional working environment.

Overview of role: As Harry’s Support Worker you will assist with all aspects of his health, care and medical needs. Supporting him in his home, school environment and the community. Harry has a busy schedule with therapy, appointments, and activities; your role will be to assist and facilitate him to participate in all aspects of his daily routine and family life. Training is provided, however due to his level of needs, you must come to this role with complex care and medical experience; a large part of this role involves clinical care. The role can be offered as a part-time or full-time permanent contract. There is a mixture of long days and shorter shifts from Tuesday to Sunday, Long days Thursday, Friday and Saturday, shorter afternoon / evenings shift, Tuesday to Sunday. Please get in touch with your availability. Overtime available to cover staff leave. Team members will be asked to travel to support Harry on holidays.  

Who this job would suit: A positive, resilient, confident and empathetic professional with previous experience supporting a young person with a high level of complex care needs. You will be dedicated, committed and enjoy working as part of a team. For this role it is essential that you are a driver (with your own car to travel to the family home), a non-smoker /vaper and seeking a permanent position.

What’s great about this job: Harry is an adorable, happy and cheerful young chap – he is an absolute pleasure to work with and support. Excellent person-centred training is provided in all aspects of his care and medical needs. A fantastic opportunity to upskill.

Who is recruiting for this role? Our client is using our Shortlist Service. Snap Care will screen applications to confirm the essential criteria for the position is met. The client will then continue the recruitment process. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to us sending your CV and contact details to our client. Please see our website for more information. 

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