SEN Support Worker in Bookham, KT23. A fabulous opportunity to champion this fantastic lady (47) who has an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), living independently within the community. Up to £383.00 gross per 24-hour shift.
Nearest Tube/Station: Leatherhead or Bookham
Wage/Salary: Per 24-hour shift: £308.95, increasing to £383.85 at the weekend, gross per shift. Double pay for Bank Holidays
Driver Essential? Yes, must have a full UK licence. Use of car whilst on duty.
Essential: *Female Support Worker only, DBS or happy to obtain one. Experience supporting a client in a family setting. Not having a live sponsor licence means as the employer the client cannot sponsor you for a Skilled Worker visa position and as such, they do not currently accept sponsorship worker applicants
Desirable: Understanding and experience of Acquired Brain Injury
Start Date: January/February 2024
Days & Hours: 1 x 24-hour shift per week. Once a month, the shift will fall on the weekend. Additional shifts are available to cover annual leave and sickness.
Accommodation: Separate bedroom and bathroom, whilst on duty
Recruiter: Janet firstname.lastname@example.org
About this client: Sue is 47 years old and lives independently with the support of her small, but incredibly dedicated team of Support Workers. Sue has a son in his early 20s who lives at home with her. Sue very kindly gave her time (on her duvet day) to meet with me on an online visit. It was such a pleasure to meet Sue. She gave me a real taste of her sense of humour, and what she is looking for in a Support Worker. Sue sustained an Acquired Brain Injury. This mainly affects her short-term memory and can also cause anxiety, and low motivation. She has a Stoma in place (training provided). Sue can walk with support for short distances and uses a wheelchair when going out on trips.
Overview of role: Sue requires prompting and support with personal care, managing her health/well-being and accessing the community. All activities and engagement will be aimed at promoting Sue’s independence, and confidence, enhancing her self-esteem and enabling her to live a positive and happy life. Sue loves food, so you do need to feel confident in the kitchen. Sue has a garden so going to the garden centre is a lovely activity; buying food for the birds who visit the garden is so enjoyable for Sue. Sue also told me a couple of other favourite jaunts; going to the big Tesco, MacDonalds and the Pub (if they sell Coke Zero!) and sometimes into town for a wander around. When Sue has had a couple of busy days, she likes to, and needs, to have a day to recharge her batteries. These are her duvet days! Shift pattern: 6.45 pm (15-minute handover), 7.00 pm to 7.00 pm, including a sleeping night shift. Sue requires no help at night, just a responsible adult to be present, so you will be able to have a full night’s sleep. The 4-week rota is provided 4 weeks in advance.
Who this job would suit: Sue is looking for a *female support worker who is fun, friendly, can take things in their stride, and has similar interests. A sense of humour is important and, the ability to connect, and engage with Sue and her family. Due to her Acquired Brain Injury Sue can become anxious and reluctant when faced with new situations There will be days that will feel challenging for Sue, so you will bring positive energy and patience to this role.
What’s great about this job: It goes without saying, that working with Sue is going to be great fun. giving her continued support in exploring her independence. In addition, you will have access to fantastic training opportunities and will be supported by her wonderful Team Leader and Case Manager.
Who is recruiting for this role? Our client is using our Advertising Package. The client will be carrying out all aspects of the recruitment process and will contact you directly if they would like to progress your application. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to our client having access to your CV. 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.