Title: Waking Night Carer
Location: Guildford, GU3
Nearest Tube/Station: Wanborough train station
Wage/Salary: £16.00 Gross per Hour | £192.00 Gross per Night
Driver Essential? Driver ideal as the station is some distance.
Essential: Experience supporting a client with complex care needs, experienced waking night carer and excellent communication and writing skills.
Desirable: NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care, experience providing chest physio, practical experience of suctioning and PEG
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Monday and Tuesday 8.00pm to 8.00am
Family/Client Pets: Not applicable
Recruiter: Jade firstname.lastname@example.org
About this client/child:
Harry is 6 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 longs walks 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 1:1 / 2:1 24/7. Harry has cerebral palsy, dysphagia, epilepsy which results in regular seizures, a PEG for all nutrition, fluids, and medication, requires suctioning. He has a visual and hearing impairment and is a wheelchair user. He is also susceptible to chest infections, and chest physio is implemented daily. Harry uses Eye Gaze to communicate. Harry is at the heart of a loving and supportive family, who recognise that his team of carers are instrumental in his overall development, and they ensure their home is a pleasant and professional working environment.
Overview of role:
Harry requires an experienced waking night carer to join his team to assist with his bedtime routine and tend to all his needs throughout the night. There will occasionally be a sleeping night carer on shift too, and they can be woken throughout the night if Harry requires additional support, however, their usual day starts at 5.00am to support you with the morning routine. This is an active night as you will be in Harry’s bedroom keeping a close eye on him, and following protocols if he has a seizure, supporting him with repositioning, personal care, monitoring for any signs of distress, and In the mornings administering his PEG feed and fluids. You will help sooth Harry, making sure he is comfortable, and he can get as much rest before a busy day at school. All activity throughout the night is to be accurately documented. Additional shifts available to cover leave etc.
Who this job would suit:
A happy, positive, and calm Waking Night Carer with excellent hands-on complex care experience and highly desirable to have paediatric / childcare experience. You will be dedicated and committed. Non-smoker only.
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.