Title: Support Worker
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3
Nearest Tube/Station: Tunbridge Wells West
Wage: Up to £16.00 Gross per Hour
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Complex care and medical needs experience, excellent communicator
Start Date: ASAP, permanent contract
Days & Hours: 2 week rolling rota, please see shift below*
Family/Client Pets: Yes, dog, cat’s guinea pigs and chickens
About this client/child:
Sam is 6 years old and lives at home with his Mummy, Daddy, Sister, and young Brother. Sam enjoys storytime, listening to music, feeding the guinea pigs, spending time with his siblings and he loves going to school. Sam has significant complex medical and care needs and is totally dependent on others to meet his needs. Sam has cerebral palsy, a gastrostomy PEG for all nutrients, fluids, and medication. He is a wheelchair user, is non-verbal and requires catherisation, suctioning and a nebulizer.
Overview of role:
Sam requires an experienced and intuitive Support Worker to provide assistance with all daily tasks and all aspects of his care and therapy plan. The role involves administering medication, manual handling, repositioning, feeding, personal care, implementing therapy programmes and close monitoring and supervision. It is essential that you strike a balance between the complex care side of Sam’s needs with enabling him to access the world around him, participate in family life, activities and explore new interests. £14.00 weekdays | £16.00 weekend | Gross per Hour. We are looking for 2 or 3 support workers to join Sam’s team. Please see shifts below (2-week rolling rota)
*Week 1: Monday to Friday, 2.45pm - 7.45pm.
Week 2: Tuesday to Friday 2.45pm – 7.45pm and Saturday 7.30am – 7.45pm.
School Holidays: 3.5 shifts per week 7.30am – 7.45pm.
Who this job would suit:
A sensitive, caring and insightful Support Worker with an excellent understanding of non-verbal communication. Due to the family living in a remote location, it is essential that you are a driver with your own car and confident driving an adapted, automatic vehicle on duty.
What’s great about this job:
Sam and his family are well known to Snap and we have worked with him since he was 18 months old! You will receive excellent training to a high standard and have ongoing support from Sam’s case manager.
Client/Family met by Snap?
Yes. 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.