Title: SEN Support Worker / PA
Location: Kings Cross, N1
Nearest Tube/Station: Kings Cross, Angel or Highbury & Islington
Wage: £18.00 gross per hour
Driver required? Preferable, Automatic
Use of a car? On Duty
Essential: Experience working with autism / learning difficulties or psychology degree , team player with an enquiring mind, energetic and fun
Desirable: Non-smoker/vaper, good swimmer and desire to use this experience as part of career development .
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Monday to Friday, average of 30 hours a week, 1.00pm to 7.00pm. (Should full time work be required the family can offer more hours.
Accommodation: Should it be required, or if there is another COVID-19 lockdown, a room in the family home with own bathroom facilities can be provided.
Family/Client Pets: None
About this client/child:
Thomas, 21, is a loving and affectionate young man with a brilliant sense of humour. He is very active, some of his favourite activities are yoga, cycling, swimming and going to the gym, but he does also enjoy relaxing and watching his DVDs! Thomas is autistic and has learning difficulties. He has been home educated since the age of 5 and has a specific programme in place which follows some ABA principles. Thomas can express himself verbally, read with basic comprehension and cook under supervision.
Overview of role:
Thomas has always had 3 part-time daily tutors, and a Nanny/Support Worker who has worked alongside his tutors, to learn how they worked with him and gain further understanding of the strategies used. Currently, Thomas’s tutors are supporting him via online zoom sessions. Should you be looking for full time hours you could work alongside Thomas during these zoom sessions in the morning and then work independently with him in the afternoon. After these ‘school ‘sessions, is a great time for activities such as at home workouts, cycling, swimming, shopping, cookery club and trampolining.
Members of the household are classified in the vulnerable group and applicants would have to be conscientious in their personal lives about social distancing and personal safety. Full Covid -19 safety measures are adopted in the household with separate toilet facilities etc.
Who this job would suit:
This job will suit a confident and creative support worker who is able to engage with Thomas and also muck in with the wider family needs where necessary. You will be a good team player and able to work with other professionals in Thomas’ team.
What’s great about this job:
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who will bring their own skills to the job and appreciate an amazing learning opportunity. Previous support workers in this job have gone onto further their Psychology career, and one has even become an ABA supervisor overseeing several ABA programmes.
Client/Family met by Snap?
Yes, Snap have worked with this family for several years and are well-known to us.
Rachael is recruiting for this role
or 020 7729 2200
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