Title: *Female Support Worker
Location: Slough, SL3
Wage: Up to £14.00 Gross per hour depending on experience
Driver Essential? No
Essential: Previous experience in a caring role including basic training and personal care responsibilities and able to manage behaviours that can challenge.
Desirable: Knowledge/insight of Acquired Brain Injury
Start Date: Aiming for Mid-April - beginning of May 2021
Days & Hours: Family can offer 28 or 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
Family/Client Pets: A dog visits occasionally
About this client/child:
Jodie is 39 years old and enjoys conversation, jovial banter, quizzes, board games, cooking, music, watching TV and outings. She has a severe physical disability and Acquired Brain Injury and can display behaviour which may challenge. Jodie is a full-time wheelchair user and requires 2:1 care for all activities of daily living, personal care and social stimulation. Jodie is of high intellect and dislikes being treated as if a child or unintelligent person. Because of her ABI, Jodie can make very blunt remarks with no filter, these comments should not be taken personally.
Overview of role:
As Jodie’s Support Worker, you’ll assist with all activities of daily living and support her to try to accomplish things she can’t do by herself. Part of the role will involve domestic tasks related to the client such as laundry, basic cooking/meal preparation and washing up. Full training will be provided by the client’s mother who is an integral part of the team. The role offers up to 35 hours a week, shifts are usually 14 hours in length, 8.00 am to 10.00 pm, worked as part of a team but there is an option of two full days and a half day. Additional sleeping nights can be made available. The family can offer up to £14.00 gross per hour depending on your experience. The sleeping Night rate is £87.20 gross per night, based on 10 hours sleep.
Who this job would suit:
This job will suit a Support Worker ideally with energy, enthusiasm, wit, initiative, and stamina. You will be broad-minded and able to brush off remarks or abusive language, without taking offence, understanding such behaviour is because of her ABI. You will need to be confident working as part of a team, including Jodie’s mother; the role is 2:1. Jodie’s mother is very anxious about COVID-19 infection risk presented by the Support Worker so someone who is not highly exposed, is equally conscientious, or someone who has already been vaccinated would be ideal. A driver with their own car would be desirable to access the client’s house. (The location is accessible via public transport however this is not as convenient).
What’s great about this job:
This is a great opportunity to work as part of a supportive team where full training will be provided and in turn make a positive difference on Jodie’s life.
Who is recruiting for this vacancy?
We are working in association with a case manager and client on this vacancy; they will be carrying out 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.
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.