Title: Live-in SEN Buddy / Carer
Location: Putney, SW18
Wage / Salary: £25,000 gross per annum, lovely accommodation and car. Use of gym & swimming facilities on site.
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? Yes, on duty & personal use, manual
Essential: SEN experience with a young person/adult, non-smoker and swimmer. Good knowledge of London
Start Date: 3rd July 2019
Days: Monday to Friday (includes 4 sleeping nights) overnight care plus. Average 35 hours per week
Accommodation: Sharing a gorgeous three bedroom, three bathroom apartment in the heart of Wandsworth with the two young men. You will have your own good-sized bedroom with en-suite. You will have full use of communal areas. (Friday evening & weekends you will have the flat to yourself). Food allowance included during the working week.
Paul is a loving, sociable and active 22-year-old young man. He enjoys swimming, going to the theatre, exploring London, trampolining and watching talent shows such as Britain’s Got Talent. He has sparked up a great friendship with a peer at college called Elliott who has Downs’s syndrome and they will be soon be sharing the flat together along with the SEN Buddy /Carer. Paul has a genetic condition called Wolf-Hirschorn syndrome, which presents with a learning disability. He is physically very able but has some fine motor skill difficulties. He has no awareness of danger and will approach strangers, so needs to be supervised at all times when out in the community.
This is a great opportunity for a confident SEN Buddy / Carer to help facilitate Paul and Elliott’s post-college life; teaching them life skills and promoting their independence and supporting their activities. Both young men will require prompts and need reminding of their daily routine. Paul generally wakes up around 6.30am and will require some support with his morning (and evening) routine, including some personal care. During the day Paul and Elliott are taken out by a Personal Assistant who will be supporting them with daily activities. Whilst the young men are away from the flat this time will be spent making sure activities/plans are sorted for their return, keeping the flat clean & tidy and also free time to be spent how you wish.
Both Paul and Elliott generally sleep well throughout the night but Paul might be a little unsettled initially due to the change. Both young men will spend the weekend at their parent’s family home and come back to the flat Monday morning. The SEN Buddy/Carer will transport Paul to Suffolk every other Friday. You have sole use of the flat whilst they are away. At times you will be expected to take Paul to visit Suffolk (and stay) during the week – it is seaside location so a great place to visit with lots to do.
This job will suit someone with a good knowledge of London and is confident organising fun activities. Personality wise we are looking for someone who is assertive, sociable, happy to get involved, entertaining whilst also being good at using his or her own initiative. You should have reasonable cooking skills; this is an activity Paul would really enjoy. This job comes highly recommended from the previous carer Snap placed 9 years ago! For more information please contact Rachael at Snap who has met with this lovely family.
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