KT11 | Support Worker / PA - Surrey

Up to £19.50 gross per hour

Date Posted: Friday 17 May 2024

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Title: Support Worker
Oxshott KT11
Wage/Salary: Day shifts: £17.90, Night Shifts: £19.50 gross per hour, £34,507.00+ gross per annum
Driver Essential? Highly preferable, automatic adapted vehicle for use on duty
Essential: Solid support worker background with young people or adults with complex care needs, knowledge of MARs Charts.  This role is open to *female candidates only. Non-smoker/vaper. Fluent English.
Desirable: Experience of working with controlled medication, mental health knowledge , managing seizures, experience of palliative care.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Thursday day: 9.30am to 9.30pm, Thursday night: 9.30pm to 9.30am, Friday day: 9.30am to 9.30pm. Plus additional hours to cover sickness, holidays.
Accommodation: A carer’s bedroom and bathroom is available to use on shift
Recruiter: Sally sally@snapcare.co.uk

About this client: Bubbly, talkative, Sarah, 39, enjoys listening to music, meditation, yoga Nidra, collecting Jellycat toys, online shopping, watching films, and Grey’s Anatomy. Sarah has Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Gastroparesis, non-epileptic seizures, cranial cervical instability, PTSD and anxiety and other conditions that significantly impact on her health. She lives at her parents’ house. Sarah can have long periods confined to her bed due to pain and/or exhaustion. Sarah can currently transfer with just light support (no lifting). She requires support with her personal care including a daily bed bath; she uses a commode. Sarah can experience extended periods of pain and can get upset or angry.   

Overview of role: You will provide 1:1 support for Sarah during the day and night. During the night, Sarah is monitored for seizures, the night role is classed as an on-call night but varies each night; some nights you may be able to sleep all night, other nights, Sarah will have a seizure, and these can last for several hours. Sarah rarely wakes before 1.00pm, so you can catch up on your sleep. If well enough, Sarah likes to go out for short trips, such as having a coffee with friends, visiting woodlands or lakes, or garden centres.  Lots more information will be provided about this role to shortlisted candidates.

Who this job would suit: Someone who is empathetic, emotionally robust, and positive. Sarah has days when she is in pain and understandably, can have a short fuse. Someone who doesn’t take things personally and is understanding and able to step back and give Sarah space. Due to her many allergies, no strongly perfumed products (deodorant, perfumes, etc.) can be worn, nor peanuts, onions or shellfish eaten. You’ll be respectful of Sarah’s Christian faith, her DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) choice, and acknowledge that her care takes place in her parents' home, where their privacy must be respected, and sensitivity to their family/home life is crucial. You’ll be comfortable dealing with controlled medication and complex care procedures, but full training for tasks such as administering injections can be provided if required. Due to Sarah’s needs, you’ll be a native English speaker or fluent in English. Someone who also loves Grey’s Anatomy would be useful! Someone open to work additional hours to cover some sickness and holidays.

What’s great about this job: This is a role in which you can utilise your skills to really make a difference. You’ll be working as part of a small team that is managed by an experienced Snap Care Team Leader. Additional hours available to cover sickness and holidays to make this a full-time role.

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

Please note: *Where a specific gender is stated as essential, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance to paragraph 1, of schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for female or male worker to work with our client.

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