Title: Full-Time Support Worker
Location: Chippenham, SN14
Nearest Tube/Station: Chippenham
Wage: £42,943.00 Gross per Annum | £22.94 Gross per Hour
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Experience supporting a young client with complex healthcare needs, experience working in a family setting
Desirable: Gastrostomy feeding, oxygen therapy, NVQ level 2/3 in health care
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 36 hours per week
Family/Client Pets: Yes, a dog
About this client:
Our client James is 15 years old, he lives at home with his Mum, Dad and two younger sisters. James is a highly intelligent, outgoing and charming young man. He has a wide range of interests and hobbies, including listening to music, writing poetry and baking. James is currently campaigning for a better education system for students with additional needs and he writes a blog – an incredible young man. Due to a traumatic birth, James sustained Global Brain Damage, as a result, he has complex medical needs and requires assistance with all areas of personal and self-care, has a gastrostomy PEG and is dependent on a ventilator during the night. James is an extremely eloquent young man and uses a spelling board to communicate.
Overview of role:
The Support Worker will be part of a team working alongside Mum in a very busy household: part of this role is also to support James at school, working as his communicator partner. This role offers 36 hours per week, working full days, afternoons and weekends. You will be required to support James on trips away and provide some occasional waking night support. The family and James need a Support Worker that is willing to muck in as and when required with all tasks but also know when to step back to allow the family quality time together.
Who this job would suit:
It is essential that you are a confident driver as James has a large automatic vehicle, and are a nonsmoker/vaper. The Support Worker will be fun, positive, engaging, reliable and willing to make a long-term commitment to this role.
What’s great about this job:
James is a truly remarkable young man, and a pleasure to work with and support. Excellent training in all aspects of his care, therapy and medical needs. This is a unique opportunity and the lucky candidate who is offered this role will be joining a great team, supporting a wonderful family and gaining lots of new skills.
Who is working with this client?
We are working in association with a case manager 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.
Jade 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.