Title: Weekend and School Holiday Support Worker
Location: Nr Brill, Buckinghamshire, HP18
Nearest Station: Aylesbury / Haddenham and Thame Parkway
Wage: £411.00 Gross per weekend (Fri, Sat and Sun)
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Experience supporting a client with complex needs, manual handling experience, confident swimmer and non-smoker
Start Date: ASAP, permanent role
Days & Hours: Alternate Weekend and School Holidays
Family/Client Pets: Yes, small dog.
About this client/child:
A truly unique and rewarding opportunity supporting George and Amy, 17-year-old twins with complex care and medical needs. The twins are at the heart of a loving and supportive family; Mum, Dad and their younger sister Isla who is soon to be 10 years old. The family home is fully adapted, has ceiling track hoists for transfers and they also have a hydrotherapy pool as George, Amy and Isla love to swim! George and Amy have dyskinetic cerebral palsy, are both wheelchair users and receive their liquid and medication via a PEG. The twins have a DBS (deep brain stimulation) in place to help with their dystonia. Amy uses a communication book and Eye Gaze to support her communication and George has a cochlear implant and uses some sign language and a communication book to support his.
Overview of role:
The Support worker will provide hands-on practical support in all areas of George’s and Amy’s care plan including personal care, implement therapy programmes, facilitate and enable them to explore new interests and access the world around them, participate in activities and continually promote their independence. The twins are very strong-willed and live life to the full! Rates: £14.00 Weekdays | £16.00 Weekends | Gross per Hour.
Term Time: Alternate Weekends: Saturday and Sunday: 9.30am – 7.30pm and 3 Friday's per month 1.00pm - 7.30pm
School holidays: Working an additional 2 days per week: 8.30am – 7.30pm
Who this job would suit:
We are looking for a proactive and sensitive Support Worker who is a real Jack/Jill of all trades and willing to pitch in as and when required to keep family life running as smoothly as possible. A confident driver with your own car is essential.
What’s great about this job:
George and Amy are a pleasure to work with and support, you will be part of a fantastic team. Excellent training opportunities in all areas of care.
Client/Family met by Snap?
Yes, Snap has worked with this family for several years and are well-known to us. The role comes highly recommended from previously placed Snap candidates.
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