SW19 | Bank / Casual Complex Care Support Worker - South West London

£17.75 Weekdays and £19.75 Weekends | Gross per Hour

Date Posted: Wednesday 22 May 2024

, Ref: 2751

Complex Care Support Worker, South West London, SW19. A casual / bank / zero hour contract position available on a care package providing round the clock support to a lovely little boy with complex care needs in SW19. Up to £19.75 Gross per Hour

Location: Southfields, SW19 
Wage/Salary: £17.75 Weekdays and £19.75 Weekends | Gross per Hour
Driver Essential? No
Essential: Previous experience supporting a young client (early years) with complex care and medical needs (suctioning and epilepsy) 
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 12-hour shifts, at 7.00am/pm and before and after school shifts available. Days and Waking Nights. Offering up to 3 shifts per week
Family/Client Pets. No
Recruiter: Jade@snapcare.co.uk

About this client/child:
Thomas, aged 5, lives at home surrounded by his loving family including his 3-year-old brother! Thomas responds with a smile when his parents and staff play games with him. Thomas sustained a Perinatal Hypoxic Brain Injury at birth resulting in profound developmental delay, and complex care and medical needs. Thomas has dystonic cerebral palsy, a PEG in situ, epilepsy, and requires suctioning. He receives a high level of support from multiple medical professionals and teams. More information is available on his medical needs when you apply. ‘Team Thomas’ provides round the clock support, and works like a well-oiled machine and ensures that he receives the highest level of care, support, and therapy input. 

Overview of role:
Thomas benefits from structure and routine throughout the day, he is unable to verbalise his needs, wishes, and wants, so it is vital that his care needs are anticipated; however, he will give you a big smile when he is happy. Thomas is making fantastic progress with his rehabilitation; there will be a lot of therapy input (OT, SaLT, Physiotherapy etc.) which will be implemented daily by his care team. He attends nursery and his team support him in this setting. The Support Worker will provide support in all aspects of Thomas’ care (day and waking night), including his complex care medical needs (suctioning, PEG feed). Bespoke training is provided, however, due to his high level of needs, you must have previous experience supporting a young person with epilepsy and seizures and suctioning. We have an opening for an experienced support worker to join the team, providing adhoc support, which includes day and night shifts. Rota is provided 4 weeks in advance, although we are unable to guarantee shifts, or set shift, you will provide your availability to the team leader who will try their best to accommodate your availability. Much more information available once Snap receives your application.

Who this job would suit:
You will come into this role with excellent experience supporting a very young child with complex medical needs. However, you will also come with a compassionate, thoughtful, nurturing nature. Thomas’s family wants a support worker who can see him for who he is! You are going to be part of ‘Team Thomas’ so you will work alongside your colleagues, supporting one another, and ensuring Thomas is safe, comforted, and happy.

What’s great about this job:
The Support Worker will receive excellent training in all areas of Thomas care, including suctioning, PEG Feeding, and Epilepsy management. There will be ongoing training, reviews, and support. And you will be very fortunate to be a part of this little boy’s life and dedicated care 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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