TN11 | Waking Night Carer - Kent

£15.60 – £17.50 (weekdays DOE) | £17.80 - £19.50 (weekend DOE) Gross per Hour

Date Posted: Wednesday 27 March 2024

, Ref: 2705

Waking Night Carer in Kent, TN11. A rewarding full-time position supporting a young lady with complex care and medical needs is available for a professional and proactive Waking Night Carer. Up to £19.50 Gross per Hour.

Nearest Tube/Station: Not applicable
Wage/Salary:
£15.60 – £17.50 (weekdays DOE) | £17.80 - £19.50 (weekend DOE) Gross per Hour
Driver Essential? Yes, essential.
Essential:
Willingness to learn and a genuine passion to work within health and social care, experience in care work preferred but not essential as full training will be provided. This role is open to *female-only applicants.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours:
36.75 hours per week. Nights 6.45pm – 7.00am. Rota provided 4 to 6 weeks in advance
Family/Client Pets: Yes, 2 friendly dogs
Recruiter: Jade   jade@snapcare.co.uk

About this client/child: Phoebe (18) is a lovely young lady who loves everything pink, glittery and all things music and dance! Phoebe lives with her parents, younger siblings, and two very loving dogs (Labrador and Labradoodle) in Hildenborough. Phoebe has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, complex care medical needs, epilepsy, is non-verbal, and has a visual impairment. All medication and fluids are administered via a PEG, she is oxygen-dependent overnight, and requires occasional suctioning. Phoebe is currently attending a specialist education setting and plans are in place for her to attend a day setting community-based placement next year. Phoebe’s home is fully adapted and she had her own area (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and therapy room) in her family home. Phoebe has a care team in place providing round-the-clock support and there is an opening for two full-time carers to join her team.  All training for new team members is provided.

Overview of role: Your role will be to provide holistic support to Phoebe in all aspects of her health, care, and medical needs. The waking night shift starts at 6.45pm with a full handover. You will assist Phoebe with her evening and bedtime routine, once settled you will continually monitor Phoebe throughout the night, tending to all her needs and complete any paperwork/reports from the shift. There is a carer’s room with a comfortable chair and desk. There is the opportunity to travel with the family to support Phoebe on her summer holidays - valid Passport, please! Training is provided in all aspects of Phoebe’s care plan, whilst previous experience supporting a young person with additional needs is an advantage, it is not essential. The successful waking night carer will be working a mixture of weekdays and weekends, however, you will not be expected to work every weekend. We will try to accommodate your availability.

Who this job would suit: This position will suit a responsible, flexible, patient, and warm *female Waking Night Carer. This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated person to join an established home care team, develop existing skills, and support this very special young lady.

What’s great about this job: This is a very rewarding role, and you will become part of Phoebe’s dedicated team. The family is fully supportive. You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced nurses and carers and with treating therapists.

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. 

Please note: *Where a specific gender is stated as essential, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance to paragraph 1, of schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for female or male worker to work with our client

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