Title: Waking Night Carer
Location: Tunbridge Wells, TN3
Nearest Tube/Station: Tunbridge Wells West
Wage: £14.00 Weeknights | £16.00 Weekends | £28.00 Bank Holidays | Gross per Hour
Driver required? Essential,
Use of a car? Driving not required on duty but will need own car to travel to and from the family home
Essential: Experience caring for a young client with complex care and medical needs, excellent communication skills
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 3 shifts per week. Shifts available Monday to Sunday: 7.30pm – 7.45am.
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:
This role involves supporting Sam on a 1:1 basis with all aspects of his care plan throughout the night, close monitoring and supervision are essential, administering medication, manual handling and repositioning and ensuring he is comfortable. You will need to have experience supporting children with complex care needs, ideally within a family setting and continually engage with and reassure Sam if he is unsettled.
The Waking Night Carer must be able to commit to this role on a permanent basis and live within 45 minutes of the family home. Due to the family’s remote location, you must be a confident driver with your own car. Excellent training available in all aspects of Sam’s care.
Who this job would suit:
A confident, caring and reliable paediatric support worker/carer who ideally has experience working within a family setting, previous experience supporting a child with complex care, and medical needs are essential.
What’s great about this job:
Sam is a wonderful little boy to support and is at the centre of a loving and caring family, as mentioned above excellent training is available along with ongoing case management support.
Client/Family met by Snap?
Yes, Snap has worked with this family/client for several years and are well-known to us. On this occasion we are working in association with a case manager; 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.
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