Title: Female Support Worker *Great accommodation offered*
Location: Oakham, LE15
Nearest Station: Oakham
Wage: £14.07 gross per hour
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Experience working with a young adult with ABI and comfortable administering medication via a PEG
Desirable: Supporting someone in a rehabilitation setting, good command of English & good swimmer
Start Date: ASAP, Permanent Contract
Days & Hours: 4 to 5 x 12 hour shifts per week
Family/Client Pets: 3 cats 5 dogs on a horse stud farm
Accommodation: Two bed cottage in a beautiful rural location
About this client/child:
Grace aged 19, has a tremendous sense of fun and is very engaging. She loves being around her animals, being outside and spending time with her close group of friends. Grace had an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) in January 2018, this has mainly affected her speech and mobility. She was discharged from hospital in May 2019, and returned to her family home in Rutland, where her family, care team and therapists have been implementing a rehabilitation program.
Overview of role:
The Support Worker will be joining a small care team, taking direction from the Team Leader and therapists to ensure Grace receives the best care. Grace requires full assistance with her daily routines and all her personal care needs. You’ll assist with all her therapies and mobility, administration of medication via PEG and preparing meals and support with oral feeding. Shifts comprise of four (sometimes five) 12 hour shifts per week, a mixture of days and sleeping nights: 8.00am to 8.15pm OR 8.00pm to 8.15am. Grace usually sleeps through the night but there will be occasions when she will need assistance. There will be an opportunity for additional hours working 2:1 with another support worker and some light household duties.
Who this job would suit:
This job will suit a Support Worker with previous ABI experience with an enthusiasm for rehabilitation. You should be calm but very proactive and ideally a swimmer as Grace enjoys swimming, this is a great physio activity. The family are looking for someone who can work well in a team setting and fit in well within a busy family home. The area is very rural so will suit someone who enjoys quieter surroundings. The family are looking for someone who can commit to them for at least one year in order to build a good relationship with the family. The role can be offered as live-in or live-out.
What’s great about this job:
This is wonderful opportunity to join a supportive family and care team where you can make a real difference to Grace’s life by maximising her opportunities and promoting her independence wherever possible. If you are interested in live-in you will be provided with gorgeous accommodation in a beautiful location. Lovely, separate accommodation just a few minutes’ walk from the family home (possibly shared with another Support Worker in the future).
Client/Family met by Snap?
No. We are working in association with a private client on this vacancy; they will be carrying out all recruitment, including shortlisting and interviewing. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to Snap Care sending your CV and contact details directly to our client for their consideration. Please see our website for more info on how Snap works with associated companies/clients.
Rachael is recruiting for this role
or 020 7729 2200
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