Title: Support Worker
Location: Hampstead, NW11
Nearest Tube/Station: Golders Green
Wage: Up to £17.00 gross per hour.
Driver required? Yes, essential
Use of a car? No will need own car
Essential: Autism and behaviour management.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Please see hours below.
Pets: No Pets
About this client/child:
Tom is 18 years old and passionate about films and writing. Tom is autistic; he has great language skills. Tom is very physical and there are times, his behaviour can be unpredictable. Tom can be very interactive, and then there will be other times he likes to be left alone. He will let you know. I met Tom via video and he told me his name and that he had written a book. He put his arm around his dad and then said Bye!
Overview of role:
Tom started at a new college in September which he attended until lockdown before Christmas. It has been frustrating. Both he and his brother are at home, but Freddie does now have his own new room and on-suit bathroom. For now, activities are very local and mainly walks to the Heath. Pre COVID-Tom loved to visit Oxford and enjoyed visiting some Museums. He does like to cook and last time I spoke with his family – rather impressively he was cooking pizzas and steak. Continuing supporting and guiding Tom with life skills is so important. The Support Worker will bring solid experience of teaching these, with consistency and patience. Days and hours are Monday to Thursday, 4pm to 7pm and then Friday, 12noon to 6pm. There are 8 hours available over the weekend and the family can be flexible as to how this is worked. Weekdays the hourly rate is £15.00 gross per hour, Weekends the hourly rate is £17.00 gross per hour. There may be more hours available.
Who this job would suit:
You will have a genuine interest in films, however you do not have to agree with Tom’s choice! To have a Support Worker who genuinely wants to watch and discuss films and then help Tom write about them, would be ideal. You will be fit and healthy and able to keep up with Tom when you are out and about town. The Support Worker will have experience supporting clients who are autistic and have behavioural needs, and enable Tom to develop self-confidence, and successfully deal with significant life changes and challenges!
What’s great about this job:
Being in the company of a great writer and using your skills and experience with similar clients to enable Tom to enjoy life to the fullest.
Client/Family met by Snap?
Snap has placed Support Workers with Tom before and we would so love to find him a great Support Worker again.
Janet is recruiting for this role
or 020 7729 2200
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