TS17 Family Support Workers - North Yorkshire

£15.00 - £17.00 gross per hour. £152 for a 12-hour night shift.

Date Posted: Friday 22 March 2024

, Ref: 2740

Family Support Workers in Stockton-on-Tees, TS17. A fantastic full-time opportunity for 3 Support Workers to join team ‘Jay’ and support a loving, boy of 9 who has a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, GDD and Epilepsy. Up to £17.00 gross per hour.

Title: Family Support Workers
Nearest Tube/Station: Yarm
Wage/Salary:
£15.00 gross per hour weekdays and £17.00 gross per hour weekends, £152 for a 12-hour night shift (sleeping between 12am and 6am)
Driver Essential? Yes. Car provided whilst on duty.
Essential: Experience of working with children or adults with physical and learning disabilities. Someone who is comfortable working within a busy family environment. Willingness to travel on family holidays within UK and abroad.
Desirable: Understanding of Punjabi to improve communication with some family members. An understanding of ABI and epilepsy.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Weekdays: Tuesday and Thursday 1.00pm - 9.00pm. Weekends: Saturdays and Sundays: 1.00pm - 9.00pm., AND alternate Saturdays and Sundays: 7.00am - 3.00pm. (One week Saturday and one week Sunday) Nights: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 7.00pm - 7.00am (Sleeping between 12.00am and 6.00am)
Accommodation: Separate bedroom for night shifts.
Recruiter: Natasha natasha@snapcare.co.uk

About this client/child: Jay (9), lives at home with his Mum, Dad, Sister (1½), Grandma and Grandpa. Jay is a very active, loving and extremely happy boy. He loves to swim, play, go out for walks, attend school, go bowling, go out for hot choc and loves music and dancing. Jay loves having someone to mess around and be silly with and generally enjoys interacting with others. Jay currently attends an SEN School, swimming lessons, horse riding, intense physiotherapy session and will at some point soon be adding SLT, OT, Dietician and Hydrotherapy to his agenda too. Jay dislikes loud noises and places with too many people but has enjoyed going to the Theatre to see ‘Justin’s House’ and to the Butterfly farm. Jay has Cerebral Palsy, Global developmental delay, and epilepsy, although this is controlled with medication. Jay can walk short distances with support and uses a buggy for going out. His speech and understanding is significantly delayed and he can often shout or scream to vocalise and has little understanding of communication directed at him.

Overview of role: Jay and his family require a Family Support Worker at all times, to support him and his family to enjoy each busy day in their household to the full. We are looking for 3 support workers to join Jay's fantastic team to work a mixture of days, nights, and weekends. Jay’s Grandpa has early stages of Alzheimer’s and may also require understanding, empathy, and support, as well as Jay’s younger sister (1½) who you will need to help with at times. Jay needs full assistance with dressing, toileting / changing, preparing food / drinks, and feeding, as well as planning, supervising, and supporting all activities, bath time, play time and outings. There may be times when Jay’s home will be busy with family and friends’ gatherings, so someone comfortable with this and willing to muck in would be a great help. Some light housework required to relieve his parents and give them time with their children.

Who this job would suit: This role would suit someone who has a good understanding of what it is like to work within a family home, and a good experience working with children with a learning and physical disability. Someone willing to muck in and be there for the whole family! Jay’s Support Workers will need to drive and be available to go along on some family holidays, as well as be flexible to cover different shifts for other staffs’ leave if needed.

What’s great about this job: You will become part of a bigger team of staff that we are supporting this wonderful and loving family to create. Full training through Case Management will be given as well as professional support and supervision.

Who is recruiting for this role? Snap Care will be carrying out all recruitment including shortlisting, recruiter interviews and arranging employer interviews.

 

 



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