N5 Waking Night Support Worker - North London

£25,636.00 gross per annum.

Date Posted: Thursday 13 June 2024

, Ref: 2802

Waking Night Support Worker role in London N5. A fantastic part-time opportunity for an experienced Support Worker to work with an energetic teenage boy, aged 16, who has a diagnosis of Dravet Syndrome. £25,636.00 gross per annum.

Nearest Tube/Station: Drayton Park, Highbury and Islington, or Holloway Road.
Wage/Salary: £17.00 gross per hour. £25,636.00 gross per annum.
Driver Essential? No
Essential: Experience working with behaviours that may challenge, epilepsy, and working with children, teenagers, and/or adults, with learning and physical disabilities. Non-Smoker/Vaper. Confident swimmer. Experience working waking nights.
Desirable: A love of the outdoors and activities such as theme parks, water parks and funfairs.
Start Date: 17th August 2024.
Days & Hours: Two waking nights each week on Tuesday and Wednesday: 7.00pm to 7.00am, plus two alternate weekend shifts per month, either Saturday or Sunday: 9.00am to 7.30pm. (occasional 7.30am start – paid extra) Bank shifts available to cover staff sickness and annual leave.
Family/Client Pets: One dog Cavapoo.
Recruiter: Natasha natasha@snapcare.co.uk

About this client/child: Tom (16) is an active teenager, who lives at home with his Mum, Dad, and his younger sister. He loves spending time outdoors and going on days out to theme parks, funfairs, water parks, and the zoo. He enjoys being in open spaces where he can run around, and places that are full of excitement and entertainment. When Tom is at home, he likes to have iPad time, play with his many toys, and spend time in his adapted living area, which is equipped to meet his needs. Tom has Epilepsy due to Dravet Syndrome, learning disabilities, is on the Autistic Spectrum, and has limited spontaneous communication. Tom can also present with behaviours that may challenge. He has food orally and a PEG in place for liquids and medication. He can walk short distances and uses a wheelchair for longer walks.

Overview of role: Tom requires a Professional Support Worker to assist him through the night, and on alternate weekends. Throughout the day and night Tom has epileptic seizures that present in various ways and needs constant monitoring. Night shifts involve monitoring Tom for seizures and encouraging him to have a good night’s sleep and relax. A few light household tasks are also kept for night shifts. There is use of a kitchen and living room with a monitor/camera, tea and coffee making facilities. Weekend shifts are a fantastic opportunity to support Tom out and about in the community, partaking in one of the many exciting activities that he loves to do. Typically (unless Tom is not feeling 100%, or the weather is very bad), it’s out for a day of fun and adventure. Tom needs support with his morning routine, personal care, dressing and feeding, and if heading out for the day, his Support Worker will get his packed lunch ready. Tom’s Support Worker will be proactive in planning day trips based around his interests and expanding these interests by finding new things to do. Tom’s home has great public transport links, and his Support Worker will be confident to plan routes, being mindful of wheelchair accessibility and step free access. Then, it’s back home for dinner, relaxing and playing with Tom until the end of your shift. This is a part-time role, working two waking night shifts each week, Tuesday and Wednesday, 7.00pm to 7.00am, and two alternate weekend shifts a month, 9.00am to 7.30pm. Additional bank shifts are also available to help cover other Support Workers sickness and annual leave. £25,636.00 gross per annum.

Who this job would suit: This position will suit a confident, experienced, and enthusiastic Professional Support Worker, who has great complex care skills and excellent experience supporting a child or adult with behaviours that may challenge. Someone who is proactive at finding new activities to do, and who likes to be active and busy. Someone who is a confident swimmer is a must as this is one of Tom’s favourite activities.

What’s great about this job: Fantastic training opportunities from the (Snap Care) Team Manager and Senior Support Worker. Accessible location with great transport links.

Who is recruiting for this role? Snap Care will be carrying out all recruitment including shortlisting, recruiter interviews and arranging employer interviews.

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