Senior Support Worker | SE6 - London

Up to £18.00 Gross per Hour - Team Leader
Ref: 1530 Date Posted: Monday 17 Feb 2020
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Up to £18.00 Gross per Hour. Confident, experienced Senior Support Worker required for a care package in Catford. Offering 22.5 hours per week, permanent contract. Plus, up to 5 hours per week, admin duties on top of this.






Title: Senior Support Worker
Location: Catford, SE6
Nearest Train Station: Catford / Lewisham
Wage / Salary:  £17.00 weekdays/waking nights | £18.00 weekends/waking nights | Gross per Hour | £136.00 weekday sleep in nights | £144.00 weekend sleep in nights fixed rates
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? On duty, adapted vehicle, manual drive– must be a confident driver.
Essential: Experience supporting a younger client with complex needs, Team Leading/Senior Support Work experience, computer literate. 
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Contracted 22.5 hours per week of hands-on care. Shifts available: Weekdays Term Time: 15:30 to 20:00, Weekend days: 08:00 to 20:00, waking and sleeping Nights: 20:00 to 08:00, School Holidays 20:00 to 08:30 during term time. There will be up to 5 hours per week admin duties to be planned separately from your shifts.  During school holidays, all-day shifts are 12 hours long, 08:00-20:00.

We are delighted to be working in association with a case management company on this vacancy; they will be carrying 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 website for more info on how Snap works with associated companies/clients.

Benjamin is looking for an experienced senior support worker to join him and his busy care team. Benjamin is 9 years old, he has complex needs and is dependent on others to meet all his care needs. Benjamin has Total Body Dystonia which affects all areas of his development. He is a wheelchair user and uses a hoist for transfers. He is supported on a 2:1 basis. Benjamin lives at home with his Mummy and 3 brothers; he loves spending time with his family.

This will be, for the right person, a fantastic opportunity. Working in the majority hands-on, allowing you to share your skills as a senior support worker, and, being responsible for some of the admin duties that go hand in hand with working within a care team.

You will as a support worker, work alongside other members of Benjamin’s team, supporting him in his daily routine, traveling with him to places such as local shopping centers. He eats out on occasions and very recently Benjamin visited a fun park! The family travel within the UK and abroad for holidays so enabling him to do this with his brothers is important. Valid Passport, please! Benjamin has a very busy daily schedule; medical and therapy appointments, his morning and bedtime routine, and making sure he has time to get out and enjoy himself.

You will as a senior support worker, be responsible for updating the care plans, assisting with rota planning, managing stocks, ensuring Benjamin has everything he needs, organise medical and therapy appointments in conjunction with his mother. As mentioned above-being computer literate is a must, and produce a monthly report detailing Benjamin’s care needs and the progress he is making. For this part of the role, you will be an excellent communicator and feel confident liaising with Benjamin’s family, case manager, and multidisciplinary team.

If you feel this is a position you could really make a difference in, please apply today with your updated CV and Jade will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

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