Title: Weekend and School Holiday Support Worker / PA
Location, Nr Brill, Buckinghamshire, HP18
Nearest Tube/Station: Aylesbury / Haddenham and Thame Parkway
Wage: £14.00 Weekdays £16.00 Weekends Gross per Hour
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? No will need own car (Mileage paid when using for work purposes)
Essential: Experience supporting children/teens/young adults with complex needs, manual handling experience, confident swimmer and non-smoker
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Weekends and School Holidays**
Family/Client Pets: Small dog
About this client/child:
A truly unique and rewarding opportunity supporting George and Amy, 16-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 9 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 dystonic cerebral palsy, are both wheelchair users and receive their fluids and medication via a PEG. The twins both have a DBS (deep brain stimulator) in place to help with their dystonia. Amy uses a communication book and AAC device to support her communication and George has a cochlear implant and uses some sign language and a communication book to support his.
Overview of the role:
You 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! George and Amy require additional support during weekends and school holidays, please see available hours below. These hours are very flexible and can be adjusted to suit your availability.
**Term-time: Friday 4.30pm – 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm
School holidays: Monday to Friday: 10.00am-6.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm
Who this job would suit:
A reliable, proactive and sensitive candidate who is possible working in an LSA or TA role or an experience supported worker looking for additional hours.
What is great about this job:
You will know you are making a big difference in this role not only to George and Amy’s life but also their family; the twins are an absolute pleasure to work with and support. You will be part of a wonderful team and will learn lots.
Client/Family met by Snap?
Yes. George and Amy are well known to Snap – this role comes highly recommended from the previous Snap SEN Nannies and support workers who have had the pleasure of working with this family.