TW2 | Support Worker - Richmond Upon Thames

£17.00 - £18.00 gross per hour

Date Posted: Tuesday 19 March 2024

, Ref: 2735

Title: Support Worker
Location: TW2
Nearest Tube/Station: Twickenham, Barnes in term time.
Wage/Salary: £17.00 to £18.00 gross per hour depending on experience.
Driver Essential? Yes. Automatic adapted vehicle to use on shift.
Essential: Experience of working with people with physical disabilities, providing personal care and manual handling. Non-smoker, *Female only.
Desirable: Tracheostomy care, suctioning, cough assist, ventilation, bowel care
Start Date: ASAP.
Days & Hours: A mixture of 12 hours shifts (day and waking nights): 8.00am to 8.00pm and 8.00pm to 8.00am. Rota created a month in advance. Every other weekend off.
Family/Client Pets: No
Recruiter: Natasha

About this client/child:
Chloe (21) is a positive and intelligent 2nd year University student, studying History. She has a busy life involving lectures, social clubs, going to church, travelling abroad, shopping, socialising and eating out with friends, going out to the cinema and more! Chloe loves to cook her own healthy food and likes to bake pastries as well. Chloe lives at home with her parents and in halls of residence at university, in term time.  Chloe has a Spinal cord injury, has a tracheostomy, and requires ventilation 24/7. She is a wheelchair user and requires full personal care and manual handling assistance.

Overview of role:
Chloe has a full team of Support Workers to assist her 24/7 with her everyday tasks, personal care including washing her clothes, towels and bed linens and cleaning her home, all complex health needs, and monitoring. Her support worker will assist Chloe to get washed, dressed, and ready to start the day, and help plan and assist throughout. Chloe needs someone who is good at keeping to a routine, so all complex care equipment is maintained, and her personal hygiene and day-to-day needs are met. Chloe requires regular pressure relief throughout the day, which needs to be factored into social occasions and lectures. Chloe’s support workers attend lectures, and all social events with her as she needs consistent monitoring and assistance, throughout day and night. Chloe has a SAT’s machine, and ventilator and requires her Support Worker to be fully awake and able to observe her whilst she is sleeping. Chloe has a separate room with facilities for carers, so they can monitor her and her equipment through an audio monitor. Hours: A mixture of 12-hour shifts (day and waking nights): 8.00am to 8.00pm and 8.00pm to 8.00am. Rota created a month in advance. Wage: £17.00 - £18.00 gross per hour DOE.

Who this job would suit:
An enthusiastic and positive *female seeking full-time hours where every day is varied. Someone who can help promote Chloe’s independence, respect her beliefs, parents and home, with previous experience delivering service within client’s own home. Ability to work as part of a team and with the family.  Chloe would like someone who is knowledgeable and competent with common sense. Someone who is hardworking, reliable, patient with a caring nature, and with a pleasant can-do attitude to enable her to do all the things she likes to do.  Someone who is willing to travel abroad for up to 3 weeks at a time would be great too! Flexibility to work the day and night shifts is important.

What’s great about this job:
This family are well known to Snap. Chloe has a full team of staff; full training will be given. A great full-time, long-term role.

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

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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