Title: *Female SEN Support Worker
Location: Newbury, RG20
Nearest Train: Newbury
Wage / Salary: Live out: £14.00 gross per hour Live-in: £12.00 gross per hour
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? On duty, automatic. Our client has their own wheelchair accessible vehicle that the support worker may be required to drive.
Essential: Confident supporting a young person with a disability and must have a clean driving license
Desirable: Prior manual handling would be helpful
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Monday to Friday 7.00am to 9.00am (If live-out 3 hours will be paid to account for the travelling) & Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 4.00pm to 8.00pm. Additional hours during the school holidays and occasionally at weekends and evenings.
Family Pets: Two tortoises and a friendly dog
Accommodation: The family can offer this has a live-in position. The accommodation is in a separate part of the house and includes a bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette with sink fridge and living area.
We are delighted to be working in association with a case management company on this vacancy; they will be carrying out all of the 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.
Sophie aged 10 enjoys horse riding, playing board games, spending time with her animals and cooking. She lives at home with her mother, father and two brothers aged 7 and 12. Sophie has cerebral palsy which restricts her mobility, communication and cognitive abilities. She is a wheelchair user for most of her indoor and outdoor mobility and uses a hoist for all transfers. Sophie is able to communicate verbally but does have associated learning difficulties. Prior experience of manual handling is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.
A key part of your role will involve building a strong relationship with Sophie and developing a sensitive awareness of her mobility, personal care, medical care, communication and cognitive needs and abilities. Sophie requires quite a bit of reassurance so it is important to continue to build upon her self-esteem, confidence and promote her independence wherever possible. There will be agreed goals to work towards and you will play an imperative role in Sophie’s therapeutic programmes.
The family can offer this position as live-in and have lovely accommodation available for the SEN Support which is available full time. This a lovely opportunity to join a welcoming, active and outdoorsy family. To apply please send your CV to Rachael at Snap.
*Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for a female worker to work with our client.
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