Title:Waking Night Carer
Nearest Tube: Holloway Road, Highbury and Islington
Salary:£15.00 gross per hour
Driver required? No
Essential: Behaviour management, common sense
Desirable: Experience with epilepsy, autism
Start Date: ASAP, permanent contract
Days & Hours: 4 night shifts per week
Pets:Small dog, hypoallergenic
About this client/child:
Theo (13) is an affectionate young man who enjoys watching nursery rhymes on his iPad, being active, going on trips and swimming. Theo has Autism and Dravet syndrome which presents with seizures and developmental delay, causing difficulties with speech, motor skills and a learning disability. Theo’s speech is limited but he can clearly express his likes and dislikes. He can present with behaviour that challenges and you have to be able to spot the triggers and de-escalate any difficult situations. All Theo’s medications are administered via a PEG. He is mobile and and can walk unaided however for longer journeys uses a wheelchairs.
Overview of role
As a Waking Night Carer you will support Theo during the night routine. You will observe and monitor his seizures via a monitor in an adjoining room, administer medication, provide personal care and ensure he gets as much rest as possible. Theo is awake frequently during the night and will often try to leave his bed; you’ll need to be calm, patient and consistent to help encourage him to settle back into bed. You will be expected to work 4 night shifts per week from 10.00pm to 7.30am or 3 nights and additional Saturday day. Flexibility required for holiday and sickness covers (day shifts).
Who this job would suit:
This job will suit a lively, hands-on, energetic candidate who can be calm, confident and adaptable to the different aspects of this role. You will have a good understanding of working in a small team and family environment and respect the family’s privacy. This is a permanent role and we are looking for a Waking Night Carer who would like to commit to a long-term position and provide consistency and continuity for Theo and his family.
What’s great about this job:
This role provides excellent training opportunities including epilepsy and PEG feeding. You’ll have great support from the Team Leader who knows Theo very well. Theo is an adorable chap who will be a pleasure to work with and you will have the opportunity to be involved in developing the best night time routine for Theo.
Client/Family met by Snap?
Yes, previously met; Snap have worked with this family for several years and are well-known to us.
Kamila is recruiting for this role
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