Title: Part-time Weekend Support Worker | West Kensington
Location: West Kensington, W14
Nearest Tube: West Kensington
Wage: £15.00 gross per hour weekday, £17.00 gross per hour weekend
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? On duty
Essential: Supporting a child with Cerebral palsy, epilepsy, PEG feeding
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Saturday or Sunday 9.00am– 17.00pm (times vary on occasions, with mutual agreement)
Family/ Clients Pets: No
About this client/child:
David is a smiley young man who responds well to sociable and engaging people and gentle and creative interaction. David enjoys playing with his toys and having cuddles with his parents. David has dystonic bilateral cerebral palsy resulting in developmental delay and dysphasia. David has epilepsy and requires daily and occasionally emergency mediation. He is non-verbal and is fully dependent on others for all his personal care and mobilisation. David is fed mainly by gastrostomy but can take a small amount of food orally.
Overview of role:
You’ll be responsible for supporting David through personal care routines, any required therapy exercises, accompanying him out with his family and engage him with fun activities. David’s parents haven’t had assistance before and are understandably feeling nervous about this, so the family need a trusting and empathetic support worker who can work alongside them and support them.
Who this job would suit:
This job will suit an experienced, caring and kind person who enjoys working within a family home and providing 1:1 support. It is essential that you have good epilepsy and complex medical needs experience to best support David’s needs.
What’s great about this job:
This is a truly rewarding position and opportunity to support this fantastic family, gain their trust, and help David to reach his full potential.
Client/Family met by Snap?
No. We are working in association with a private client/case manager on this vacancy; they will be carrying out all 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 websites for more info on how Snap works with associated companies/clients.