KT11 | Support Worker - Surrey

Up to £19.50 gross per hour

Date Posted: Friday 12 July 2024

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Title: Professional 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: 36 hours a week over 2 consecutive days starting at either 9.30am, or
9.30pm; days and hours to be mutually agreed. 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: Rebecca, 39, enjoys listening to music, meditation, yoga Nidra, online shopping, watching films, and Grey’s Anatomy. Rebecca has Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Gastroparesis, non-epileptic seizures, cranial cervical instability, PTSD and anxiety and other conditions that significantly impact on her health and restrict her activities. She lives at her parents’ house. Rebecca is mostly confined to her bed due to pain and/or exhaustion. Rebecca 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. Rebecca can experience extended periods of pain and can get upset or angry.

Overview of role: You will provide 1:1 support for Rebecca during the day and night. During the night, Rebecca will require help at night if she has a seizure, or has another need such as requiring pain relief or to have a drink replenished etc. The carer's bedroom is next to Rebecca's, with a buzzer to alert you. 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, Rebecca will need support and/or have a seizure, these can last for several hours. Rebecca rarely wakes before 1.00pm, so you can catch up on your sleep if needed. In addition to Rebecca’s care, there are light household duties to attend to, such as her washing and ironing. 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. Rebecca 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 Rebecca 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 Rebecca’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 Rebecca’s needs, you’ll be a native English speaker or fluent in English. 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. Additional hours are available to cover sickness and holidays. All hours are worked in one block, which provides a great work/life balance.

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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