W4 Support Worker - West London

  • Location Area:

    London, West London

  • Job Type:

    SEND Nannying

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Benefits:

    £27,380.00 gross per annum

  • Published:

    31-01-2024

  • Expiry date:

    13-03-2024

  • Reference:

    2693

Support Worker in London, W4. A wonderful new opportunity for an experienced Support Worker to work with a sociable and loving teenager of 15 who has a diagnosis of Coffin Lowry Syndrome. £27,380.00 gross per annum.

Nearest Tube/Station: Gunnersbury or Chiswick
Wage/Salary: Weekdays: £18.00 gross per hour. Weekends: £20.00 gross per hour. On call night: £15.50 gross per hour.
Driver Essential? Highly preferable – Manual car available whilst on duty.
Essential: Experience supporting a child with special educational needs, and Autistic Spectrum Conditions. Experience providing personal care. Experience supporting an individual with behaviours that may challenge.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Term time: Tuesday to Friday, 3.30pm to 7.30pm. School holidays: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 6.00pm. Two Saturdays a month (term time only), 10.00am to 6.00pm. One on call night a month: 7.30pm to 8.30am.
Family Pets: One cat.
Accommodation: Guest room available when working the on-call night.
Recruiter: Natasha natasha@snapcare.co.uk

About this client/child: Chris (15) lives at home with his Mum. Chris is a charming, loving, and happy teenager who adores engaging and interacting with his friends and family, and he loves meeting new people too! He enjoys looking at photographs of the people he knows, playing with his cause and effect and sensory toys, taking rides on trains and buses, and going for a drive in the car. He also loves to watch videos of people, particularly if they are engaging in an activity he likes to do. He has an amazing memory, and he loves to be on the go. There’s not much that Chris does not like, though he is not keen on Father Christmas. Chris has a diagnosis of Coffin Lowry Syndrome, Global Development Delay, is non-verbal, and can sometimes present with behaviours that may challenge. Chris has stimulus induced drop episodes, which means that he can collapse if surprised by an isolated loud noise or caught off-guard by a person entering a room. Chris can walk, though uses a wheelchair when out in the community. Chris needs support with all aspects of his personal care and daily living tasks. Chris loves his food and will need support at mealtimes. Chris can experience anxiety, and can sometimes find transitions tough, he will need support to help him through these times.

Overview of role: During term time, days begin at 3.30pm at the family home. Chris arrives home from school at 4.00pm and is usually hungry and ready for his dinner straight away. Then, weather permitting, Chris likes to go for a walk to one of his local parks. and spend time in the playground. If the weather is bad, then Chris will enjoy playing at home with his Support Worker and watching some TV. Then Chris will need support with his evening routine, taking a bath and getting ready for bed. Chris’s Mum will be around, and a large part of this role will be working in collaboration with her. She will be there to provide a thorough handover and give ongoing support and training. During school holidays, Chris’s Support Worker will be proactive in finding stimulating and engaging activities for him to enjoy, both inside the home, and out in the community. Chris’s Mum will benefit hugely if the Support Worker can work in partnership with her to plan Chris’s holiday schedule in advance. There are two Saturday shifts a month in this role (term time only), and one, on-call night shift a month too. The on-call night will start at 7.30pm and Chris will sleep soundly until around 1.00am. He has a camera in his room linked to an app, that will alert you when he is awake. He will then need his support worker to sit with him and settle him back to sleep. Chris will be awake again at 7.00am and will need support with his morning routine, eating breakfast and getting ready for the day.

Who this job would suit: This role will suit an experienced and professional Support Worker, who is happy to work collaboratively with Chris’s Mum. Someone who is upbeat, proactive, sociable, and engaging.

What’s great about this job: This is a fantastic, long-term opportunity to support Chris and promote his independence. Opportunities to travel abroad with the family (mutually agreed)

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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