Title: Part Time Support Worker
Location: Turville Heath, RG9 near Henley
Nearest Tube/Station: Henley-on-Thames (20 minute drive from family home)
Wage: £14.00 gross per hour Weekend: £15.00 gross per hour Sleeping Night: £78.00 (weekday), £82.00 (weekend)
Driver required? Essential. Automatic.
Use of a car? On duty, automatic, but you’ll also need your own car to get to client’s house
Essential: Autism experience with teenagers and must have full clean driving licence
Desirable: Experience working with young people with behaviour that can challenge is useful but not essential as training and support will be provided
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: *Hours available are alternate Weekends: 4.00 pm Friday to 4.00 pm Sunday (day & sleeping night shifts available), weekdays: 8.00 am to 10.00 pm (morning and afternoon shifts available) and Sleeping Nights: 10.00 pm to 8.00 am.
Family/Client Pets: Two Dogs
About this client/child:
This is an exciting opportunity for a support worker to join a well-established care team to assist a lovely 17-year-old young man called Callum. Callum is autistic, has epilepsy and a significant learning difficulty. He is dependent upon his care team for all aspects of personal care and to keep him safe. (There are two members of staff on each shift). Callum lives part-time at home with his mother, father and two brothers. He attends a residential school placement for 44 weeks of the year and so requires homecare and support every other weekend and for part of the school holidays (approximately 8 weeks a year).
Overview of role:
Callum is reliant on his Support Workers to undertake activities that offer him a balance of sensory stimulation, community inclusion and personal enrichment; including swimming, attending day centres or local playgrounds. Part of your role will be to continue to build Callum’s self-esteem, confidence and promote his independence.
*With regards to the hours the Support Worker would not be expected to work the whole weekend shift. Each month the available shifts are sent out to the team for them to confirm their availability. During the summer holidays Callum just comes home for two weeks, generally the first two in August.
Who this job would suit:
This role will suit someone who can offer a degree of flexibility to meet Callum’s personal care, nutritional, medical and leisure needs. You must also be a good communicator and comfortable to work as part of team.
What’s great about this job:
You will be fully immersed in Callum’s therapeutic programmes and full training and supervision will be provided.
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
or 020 7729 2200
Snap Care is committed to safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We are committed to equality of opportunity and recruitment/selection decisions are based only on individuals' ability to best do the job. *Where a specific gender is stated as essential, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance to paragraph 1, schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.