HR2 Support Worker - Wales

£16.00 gross per hour

Date Posted: Wednesday 17 April 2024

, Ref: 2728

Support Worker in Hereford, HR2. A fantastic part-time opportunity for a professional Support Worker to support an energetic and bright boy of 9, who has quadruple amputations on his hands and feet. £16.00 gross per hour.

Nearest Tube/Station: Hereford
Wage/Salary: £16.00 gross per hour.
Driver Essential? Yes – own car needed to drive to client’s home, and to use on duty. Milage and business insurance paid.
Essential: Experience working with and supporting children. Experience supporting a child with a physical disability. Experience liaising with multi-disciplinary teams including physio and occupational therapists. Confident swimmer. Non-smoker/vaper.
Desirable: Knowledge of prosthetic limbs. An interest in arts, crafts, and Anime.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Term time (39 weeks of the year): Monday and Tuesday: 3.00pm – 7.00pm. School holidays (13 weeks of the year): Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm. 2 weeks of full time hours from April 15th – April 26th, Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm, to support Freddie while he is off school and recovering from surgery.
Family/Client Pets: One Labrador – Mum also has two horses kept in stables.
Recruiter: Natasha

About this client/child: Freddie (9) lives at home with his Mum and younger brother (4). Freddie is an incredibly kind and sociable boy, who loves chatting and keeping busy. Freddie is always on the go; he loves to play football and bounce on the trampoline in his garden. He loves swimming and attends lessons every Tuesday after school. He also enjoys arts and crafts and will happily spend an afternoon creating an artistic masterpiece! He is really into Anime, and Dragon Ball Z is his current favourite. There is not much that Freddie does not like, he really is a cheerful and upbeat young lad. Freddie has quadruple amputations of his hands and feet, and wears bilateral, lower limb prosthetics. Freddie can sometimes feel restless, or experience anxieties around surgeries that he may have coming up.

Overview of role: We are recruiting an upbeat and energetic, part-time Support Worker to come and support Freddie and his younger brother. During term time, days start at 3pm, picking Freddie up from school. On Mondays, there’s time after school to play or do some arts and crafts. Freddie will also need support and encouragement to complete his homework, and to remain focused on the task. Then it’s time for dinner, Freddie does not need any support with eating, though his support worker will need to cut up his meal for him. On Tuesdays, Freddie has swimming lessons after school. During school holidays there is more time to partake in the many fun activities that Freddie and his brother love, like swimming, football, and trips out to local parks. There will be times when Occupational and Physiotherapists visit the home, and the Support Worker will need to liaise with them and implement therapies into Freddie's daily routines. Freddie’s Mum has two horses kept in stables, and there might be occasions when the children spend time there.

Who this job would suit: This job will suit an energetic and proactive support worker, who has experience of working with children. Someone with good experience supporting a child with a physical disability. Perhaps someone who is looking for a part-time role, to work alongside studies or another job.

What’s great about this job: This will be a fun and engaging role, supporting Freddie and his younger brother, who are both such loving and energetic boys! Opportunities to work alongside Occupational and Physiotherapists.

Who is recruiting for this role? Snap Care will be carrying out all recruitment including shortlisting, recruiter interviews and arranging employer interviews.



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