SG8 | SEN Support Worker / Buddy - Cambridgeshire

£18.20 Weekdays | £20.20 Weekends | Gross per Hour

Date Posted: Wednesday 22 May 2024

, Ref: 2781

SEN Support Worker / Buddy, Cambridgeshire, SG8. Fantastic opportunity available for an experienced SEN professional to support a charming chap with his independence and life skills in Whaddon. Offering up to £20.20 Gross per Hour.

Nearest Tube/Station: Meldreth Train Station, good local bus transport also
Wage/Salary: £18.20 Weekdays | £20.20 Weekends | Gross per Hour
Driver Essential? Preferable to travel to and from client’s family home
Essential: Previous experience supporting a young person with SEN, a keen interest in sports, organised and the ability to use your own initiative
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Shifts available: Term-time: Monday to Friday 4.30pm to 8.00pm, school holidays: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm. Saturday and /or Sunday, 6-8 hours shifts, start and finish times flexible. Please get in touch with your availability as our client is extremely flexible for the right person / people to support him. We can offer full and part-time contract
Family/Client Pets: Not applicable
Recruiter: Jade

About this client/child: Danny is 14 years old and lives at home in Whaddon, Cambridgeshire with his Mum, Dad, and younger brother. He has a long list of hobbies and passions, including horse riding, gaming, cooking, basketball and going to the gym. Danny has Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE); a brain injury which has affected Danny’s receptive and expressive language skills, his social communication, and his spatial awareness, balance, and coordination. He strives for his independence, thrives working within routine, and works alongside his therapy team to support his rehabilitation and meet his personal goals and targets. Danny is building a team of professional Support Workers / Buddies to assist and support him at home and in the community, part-time, full-time and casual contracts are available.

Overview of role: This is a 1:1 support position with the main focus on assisting Danny with his self-help, independence and life skills. It’s a dynamic role that will involve working with Danny in his family home, and out in the community; providing real life learning opportunities and enabling him to participate in extracurricular activities such as horse riding. Danny’s team will work collaboratively with his therapy team (Clinical Psych, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language, and Occupational Therapy), implementing his plan in a creative and fun way to further support his development (Training provided). It’s not all work and no play for Danny, some days he might just want companionship whilst gaming or support to plan his weekly activities. Danny needs the right people to join his team; the family is extremely flexible and can work around candidates’ availability and work / life commitments.

Who this job would suit: Perhaps you are a SEN Teaching Assistant, Teacher or Uni Student seeking additional hours, or come from a youth support outreach background with a keen interest in development and supporting young people to reach their full potential. It is essential that you are interested in sports, creative and can think outside the box. An outgoing, intuitive, and compassionate SEN professional.

What’s great about this job: Danny has huge potential, and you can be part of the team to really make positive impact on his life. Excellent training opportunities available, flexibility to work around your availability, competitive pay rates and scope to make this role your own. Ongoing support and supervision provided by Danny’s case management team.

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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