RH20 | Night Carer - West Sussex

Weekdays: £140.00-£151.00 Weekend £151.00-£156.00 DOE

Date Posted: Monday 13 May 2024

, Ref: 2770

Night Carer, West Sussex, RH20. A fantastic part-time night care role supporting a charming young chap with complex care needs. Up to £156.00 Gross per shift. 

Location: West Chiltington, near Pulborough, RH20
Wage/Salary: Weekday Rates: £14.00-£15.00 DOE. Weekend Rates: £16.00-£17.00 DOE. Nights: Weekdays: £140.00-£151.00 Weekend £151.00-£156.00 DOE. All figures quoted in gross. 

Driver Essential? Yes, with your own transport to travel to and from our client’s family home
Essential: Previous experience supporting a child with additional needs, experienced night carer, non smoker/vaper
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours:
Wednesday nights during school holidays and Thursday nights every week 9.30pm to 8.30am. Additional nights to cover annual leave etc.
Family/Client Pets: Not applicable
Accommodation: Carers’ bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen for use when on duty.

Recruiter: Jade   jade@snapcare.co.uk

About this client/child: Our client Tom is 14 years old and lives with his Mum and Dad in their fully adapted home. Tom is a charming, sweet, and cheerful young man with a love of music, arts and crafts, and spending time with his family. Tom has cerebral palsy, and complex care and medical needs; he is a wheelchair user and is tube fed. He is reliant on others to meet all his health, care, and medical needs. He uses a communication book, along with facial expressions, body language, and sounds to support his communication. Tom has a dedicated and committed care team in place, and he is now seeking a night carer to join!  His care team works in collaboration with Mum and Dad who are instrumental in their son's care.

Overview of role: The shift starts at 9.30pm and following a handover from Tom’s day carer, or Mum or Dad, you will assist and support Tom in getting ready for bed and setting up his sleep system and his video monitor. The monitor is connected to the carers’ bedroom so you will be alerted if Tom needs assistance during the night. You will soothe and calm Tom, ensuring he is comfortable and help him settle into a good night’s sleep. This is an On-call (or ‘resting’) night. Tom can experience periods of wakefulness and require comforting to nod back off to sleep, however, you will be able to rest throughout the night. In the morning you will support Tom with his personal care (washing, dressing etc.), before he has his breakfast. The family welcome a team member who would like to travel to Devon (for one week), during the Summer to support Tom whilst he is on his family holidays. This role offers 1 night per week term time, and 2 nights per week in the school holidays, with the opportunity to work additional day or night shifts, covering annual leave or sickness. The day shifts will be focused on supporting Tom with his personal care, administering medication, therapy programmes and participating in activities.

Who this job would suit: A kind, committed, empathetic, and considerate Night Carer with a passion for supporting and caring for others. For this role, you must be a driver, with a car (due to the location of the family’s home).

What’s great about this job: You will be part of a dedicated Care Team, receive excellent training and ongoing supervision. Tom is a pleasure to work with and support, he is a real character and captures everyone's heart! 

Who is recruiting for this role? Our client is using our Shortlist Service. Snap Care will screen applications to confirm the essential criteria for the position is met. The client will then continue the recruitment process. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to us sending your CV and contact details to our client. Please see our website for more information.

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