Title: *Female Support Worker
Location: Cosham, PO6 (Relocating to Alton, GU34 in 3 to 6 months)
Nearest Tube/Station: Cosham / Bedhampton
Wage: Up to £15.00 Gross per Hour
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Previous experience supporting a client with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Non-smoker, swimmer and comfortable around animals.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Minimum of 20 hours a week
Family/Client Pets: 1 dog and 2 cats
About this client/child:
Our client Joe is 11 years old; he is a cheeky chap with a great big smile and is full of mischief. Joe has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and complex care and medical needs including a PEG. He is a wheelchair user and is gaining confidence with his verbal language using Eye-Gaze and AAC to support his communication. Joe requires support 24/7, he lives at home with his Mummy and Daddy and is supported by a fantastic care team which is expanding.
Overview of role:
Joe is dependent on others to meet all his care needs, the Support Worker will provide 1:1 support assisting with all his daily needs, following his care plan and implementing therapy programmes. Joe requires suctioning at times, and chest physio regularly. He receives his medication via PEG and is given emergency medication for his epilepsy when required. Joe is currently living in Cosham however will be relocating near to Alton when the new family home has been fully adapted in 3 to 6 months’ time. The Support Worker will need to be prepared to travel to Alton once the family move. This is a minimum of 20 hours, rota will be given 2 weeks in advance, the shift times are:
Monday to Friday: 7.00am to 10.00am | 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Nights: 8.00pm to 7.00am
Weekends: 7.00am to 2.00pm | 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Rates of Pay: £11.00 Weekdays| £15.00 Waking Nights | £8.72 Sleeping Nights | Gross per Hour
Who this job would suit:
A friendly, calm, down to earth and proactive Support Worker that enjoys working within a small care team. A Support Worker who is passionate about their work and wants to make a positive influence on a young person’s life and provide the best support to ensure they meet their full potential.
What’s great about this job:
Joe is an absolute pleasure to work with and support, you will have the opportunity to join a small but hardworking care team and be supported by a hands-on team leader and case manager. Excellent training is also available.
Who Is recruiting for this vacancy?
Snap will be carrying out all recruitment for this family, including shortlisting and interviewing.
Rachael is recruiting for this role
or 020 7729 2200
Snap Care is committed to safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We are committed to equality of opportunity and recruitment/selection decisions are based only on individuals' ability to best do the job. *Where a specific gender is stated as essential, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1, schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.