Title: SEN Support Worker / PA
Location: Kings Cross, N1 (Family are currently located in West Sussex due to Lockdown)
Nearest Tube/Station: Kings Cross, Angel or Highbury & Islington
Wage: £18.00 gross per hour
Driver required? Preferable, Automatic
Use of a car? On Duty
Essential: Experience working with young people, especially those with autism / learning difficulties or psychology degree, team player with an enquiring mind, energetic and fun
Desirable: Non-smoker/vaper, good swimmer and desire to use this experience as part of your career development.
Start Date: March 2021
Days & Hours: Monday to Friday, average of 30 hours a week, 1.00pm to 7.00pm. (Should full time work be required the family can offer more hours).
Accommodation: West Sussex: Good sized bedroom and access to own bathroom London: Should it be required, a room in the family home with own bathroom facilities can be provided.
Family/Client Pets: None
About this client/child:
Thomas, 21, is a loving and affectionate young man with a brilliant sense of humour. He is very active and some of his favourite activities are yoga, cycling, swimming and going to the gym. He does also enjoy relaxing and watching his DVDs! Thomas is autistic and has learning difficulties. He has been home educated since the age of 5 and has a specific programme in place which follows some ABA principles. Thomas can express himself verbally, read with basic comprehension and cook under supervision.
Overview of role:
The family are currently staying in their holiday home in West Sussex due to lockdown. The Support Worker may be required to stay here on a temporary basis until Lockdown ends and the family move back to their London property. Thomas has daily tutors who are currently supporting him via online zoom sessions. You will work alongside his part time tutors for some hours a week to help you fully understand Thomas’s education program. In the afternoon you will work independently with Thomas, this is a great time for activities such as at home workouts, cycling, swimming, shopping, cookery club and trampolining. There is a weekly team meeting which you will attend. Please note that members of the household are classified in the vulnerable group and applicants will have to be conscientious in their personal lives about social distancing and personal safety. Full Covid -19 safety measures are adopted in the household with separate toilet facilities etc.
Who this job would suit:
This job will suit a confident and creative support worker who is able to engage with Thomas and also muck in with the wider family needs where necessary. You will be a good team player and able to work with other professionals in Thomas’ team. You should be willing to accompany family on holidays at their East Sussex home during Easter week and two weeks in the summer. Accompanying the family on overseas holidays (2 weeks in France and one week in Spain) is optional but would be appreciated.
What’s great about this job:
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who will bring their own skills to the job and appreciate an amazing learning opportunity. Previous support workers in this job have gone onto further their Psychology career, and one has even become an ABA supervisor overseeing several ABA programmes.
Client/Family met by Snap?
Yes, Snap have worked with this family for several years and are well-known to us.
Rachael is recruiting for this role
or 020 7729 2200
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