Title: SEN Support Worker
Location: Walton-on-Thames, KT12
Nearest Tube/Station: Walton-on-Thames (30 min walk to the family home)
Wage/Salary: £16.00 Weekdays, £18.00 Weekends gross per hour
Driver Essential? Preferable
Essential: Willingness to learn and genuine passion and interest in supporting a young person with additional needs. *Female applicants only
Desirable: Manual handling, PEG feeding
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 30 hours per week (more if desired), will include working a waking night shift and every second weekend
Family/Client Pets: Yes, one dog
Accommodation: Carer’s lounge with kitchen and bathroom for use whilst on shift
Recruiter: Jade firstname.lastname@example.org
About this client/child:
Cillian is 17 years old and lives at home with his Mum, Dad and 14-year-old brother. He is a cheeky chap with a love for music (any genre), disco parties in his therapy room, reading stories, watching funny movies, all things sensory, going out for walks, hydrotherapy (hydro pool at family home) and spending time with his family and friends. He is a fun-loving, sociable, and engaging young man at the heart of a loving family and dedicated support team. Cillian has cerebral palsy, he is a wheelchair user, has a visual impairment, epilepsy, global development delay and receives his nutrition, fluids, and medication via a PEG. Cillian has an opening on his care team which provides 1:1 and at times 2:1 support and care including waking night support.
Overview of role:
Cillian has an established routine in place and a jam-packed schedule that consists of therapy, school, activities, etc. As Cillian’s SEN Support Worker, you will follow his care plan and assist him in all areas of his ADLs, personal care needs, manual handling, medication, PEG feed (Mum prepares feeds), therapy, and enabling his to access the world around him and participate in activities. Due to Cillian’s visual impairment, he needs clear communication to be prepared for what is happening. With his seizures, they are usually tonic; protocols are in place and training is provided. When working a waking night, you will monitor Cillian via CCTV and assist as required with repositing, seizure management etc. The rota is provided 1 month in advance. Shifts can be changed to suit your availability, we are looking for the right fit for Cillian and his team, and that is paramount. Shifts include: 7.00am to 9.45am (only suitable if local) and after school 2.45pm – 10.00pm and weekends: 7.00am to 1.00pm, or 4.00pm to 10.00pm. Waking nights: 10.00pm to 7.00am. Shift times can be changed to suit your availability, we are looking for the right fit for Cillian and his team, and that is paramount.
Who this job would suit:
You do not need to come to this role with experience, as a high standard of training is provided in all areas of Cillian’s care. The ideal candidate will be proactive, fun, positive, and keen to learn new skills with a true passion for supporting young people to reach their full potential.
What’s great about this job:
Cillian is a pure joy to work with, you will be part of a dedicated, supportive, and friendly team. Most members have worked with Cillian for over 6 years, a testament to the fantastic working environment and how enjoyable this role really is.
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.