N7 | SEN Support Worker / PA - North London

£34,671.00 + Gross per Annum | £21.00 Gross per Hour

Date Posted: Tuesday 23 April 2024

, Ref: 2758

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SEN Support Worker / PA in North London, N7. A permanent opportunity for a fun, motivated and creative SEN professional to support an energetic, witty, and gregarious young man (18 years old) with SEN. £34,600.00 + Gross per Annum

Nearest Tube/Station: Holloway, N7
Wage/Salary: £34,671.00 + Gross per Annum | £21.00 Gross per Hour
Driver Essential? Not applicable
Essential: Experience supporting a teen / young adult with additional needs and behaviours
Start Date: Mid to end of May
Days & Hours: 31.75 hours per week. Term-time: Monday to Friday: 7.30am – 9.00am and then 3.30pm – 8.30pm. Early finish every other Friday at 7.00pm. School holidays, Monday to Friday, the same number hours no wrap around/split shifts.
Family/Client Pets: Yes, 2 dogs and 1 cat
Recruiter: Jade jade@snapcare.co.uk

About this client/child: Liam is 18 years old and lives at home in North London with his Mum, younger sister, his 2 dogs and a cat! He has an older brother who lives locally. Liam is a social, funny, and energetic young chap with a love for food, music (Beatles and MUSE), films and their soundtracks, animals, and sensory games. He is an incredibly witty guy with great one-liners! Liam has Downs syndrome and Autism Spectrum Condition; he attends an SEN school placement and requires support before and after school and during school holidays. The position available is for his main SEN Support Worker / PA; he has three others on his team providing ad hoc support during weekends, school holidays, and to provide 2:1 support some evenings or during some activities.

Overview of role: Liam requires support and assistance with his self-help and independence skills, communication and social skills, and emotional regulation. The SEN Support Worker / PA will bring creative strategies and techniques to manage behaviours and de-escalate if Liam is becoming overwhelmed. Liam is very intuitive; he can pick up and fixate on negative emotions, therefore self-awareness and accessing situations is essential. You will be Liam’s advocate; continually promoting his independence and working on his overall development. As Liam’s Support Worker you will assist with the morning routine; supporting Liam to get ready for school and assisting him to get to the school bus which usually arrives by 8.30am. The afternoon will consist of preparing dinner/tea, assisting Liam with his personal care; engaging Liam in activities and/or spending time out in the community. Additional hours available during school holidays if desired, outside the contracted 31.75 hours per week.

Who this job would suit: This role will suit an outgoing but calm, proactive and robust SEN Support Worker / PA with previous experience supporting teenagers with behavioural needs. For this role you must be a non-smoker/vaper and comfortable working in a busy household with pets.

What’s great about this job: This is a permanent position working with a funny, engaging, and outgoing young man. Every day you are sure to laugh with Liam, he is a true character! The position offers competitive pay rates, extra earning potential during holidays and fantastic training opportunities with the Downs Syndrome Association.

Who is recruiting for this role? Our client is using our Shortlist Service. Snap Care will screen applications to confirm the essential criteria for the position is met. The client will then continue the recruitment process. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to us sending your CV and contact details to our client. Please see our website for more information. 

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