Title: SEN Support Worker
Location: Oxford, OX2
Nearest Station: Oxford Parkway
Wage: £22,230.00 gross per annum
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: 2 years + experience with physical disability, Cerebral palsy and non-smoker
Desirable: Experience supporting clients who are non-verbal, knowledge of hi and low AAC and computer literate
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: An average of 31.5 hours a week following a four weekly rota
Family/Client Pets: None
About this client/child:
Thomas aged 15, is a bright, strong and sociable boy who loves swimming, riding and outdoor activities. Thomas has cerebral palsy affecting all four limbs, he is non-verbal and is tube fed via a PEG (training will be given). Thomas leads conversations via eye pointing and using low and hi-tech communication aids.
Overview of role:
This is a great opportunity for two Support Workers to join a fantastic team. Thomas receives 2:1 care and requires support with all his daily needs including moving and handling, personal care and feeding. He is home schooled so you will at times support a Teaching Assistant for his home education and sometimes deliver the lesson plans yourselves. Thomas has a great team of therapists who you will also work closely alongside (Physio, OT and SALT). Thomas is doing very well with his communication, so we need someone with good patience and focus to help improve his skills. Prior to COVID Thomas had quite an active social life – youth club, choir and horse-riding. When life returns to some sense of normality part of your role will be accompanying him to these activities. The core hours that need covering throughout the week are 9.00am to 6.00pm, each Support Worker will work an average of 31.5 hours a week (4-week rota of either 36 or 27 hours per week). The family offer £13.00 weekdays and £15.00 gross per hour for weekends.
Who this job would suit:
This role will suit someone who has a calm, pro-active but also fun approach when supporting Thomas. You should also be sensitive to the privacy needs of the family. A driver is essential, the family do have a car you can use when on duty. Due to medical reasons all candidates must be non-smokers. The family are currently following a strict regime due to COVID. Support Workers will be required to shower and change into a spare set of clothes before starting work. A mask will be provided whilst on shift. All areas in the house are disinfected regularly.
What’s great about this job:
This is a fantastic learning opportunity for someone who is motivated to develop their skills and gain further knowledge of all aspects of therapy and teaching. This position comes with excellent in-house training: Moving & handling, physio, gastronomy and First aid.
Client/Family met by Snap?
Snap have worked with this family/client for several years.
Rachael is recruiting for this role
or 020 7729 2200
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