£15.00 gross per hour. Dedicated and energetic part-time support worker with autism and epilepsy experience, 3 Saturdays a month for Leo (12)
Title:Part Time Support worker|Highbury, N5
Nearest Tube/Station:Highbury and Islington
Wage:£15.00 gross per hour
Driver required?Not required
Essential: Supporting children or young adults with learning difficulties and in particular Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) would be an advantage.
Desirable:Experience working with clients with Epilepsy
Days & Hours:3 Saturdays per month, 9.00am – 7.30pm, additional night shifts available, sickness and holiday cover
Family/Client Pets: Small friendly dog
About this client/child:
Leo, (12), is a happy and affectionate boy who loves nursery rhymes, swimming, going on the trips, playing in the park and having hugs with his younger sister, 8. Leo has Autism and Dravet syndrome which presents with seizures and developmental delay, causing difficulties with speech and motor skills. All his medications are administered via a PEG. Leo attends a specialist school. He can walk unaided for short distances, however for longer journeys, uses wheelchair.
Overview of role:
On Saturdays you will be busy setting up and engaging in fun activities, arrange trips and adventures, go swimming and have lots of fun. If covering the waking night shifts you will be monitoring Leofor seizures and wakefulness. Leo is awake a lot during the night, so he will require gentle comforting to help him get back to sleep.
Who this job would suit:
This job will suit someone who has genuine interested supporting children with additional needs and who is adaptable to working both nights and days. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with a background in Psychology, SEN or OT.
What’s great about this job:
This is an exciting opportunity with excellent training opportunities. You will get to know this fantastic little chap and become a part of small but dedicated team.
Please note, whilst Snap endeavour to reply to all applications, some of our positions are so popular this is not possible and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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