Title: Waking Night Support Worker| Fareham, PO15
Nearest Train Station: Fareham
Wage: £22,230.00 + gross per annum, £15.00 gross per hour weekday, £17.00 gross per hour weekends
Driver required? Essential to get to job location
Use of Car: No, will need own car
Essential: Experience supporting a young client with complex medical needs, PEG, non-smoker/vaper
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 3 shifts per week, 10.00pm – 7.30am. Initially there will be 2-3 weeks of daytime shifts to get to know the client before moving to night shifts
Family Pets:2 dogs and 7 chickens!
About this client:
Theo, 13 is a lovely young man. He enjoys hydrotherapy every day in his pool at home, and loves chocolate puddings! Theo is deaf/blind, has cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia, and epilepsy as a result of contracting meningitis at the age of 1. He is orally fed with a pureed diet and has a gastrostomy button for delivery of medication and fluids. Theo is fully dependent on others with all his needs and has no formal communication, however it is possibly to learn to understand and interpret his vocalisations and body language.
Overview of role:
In this role you will be required to closely monitor Theo and tend to all his care needs including managing all aspects of personal care and hygiene. You will be administering medication and focusing on minimising pressure sores and supporting Theo’s breathing. Theo wears oxygen and heartrate monitors that sound an alert to seizures or other states in which he requires assistance and intervention. You will accurately monitor information about Theo’s needs and wellbeing each night. The support worker will sit either at Theo’s bedside, or some time may be spent in the adjacent school room and kitchen with the video monitor.
Who this job would suit:
This role will suit an experienced, diligent and caring candidate with a genuine interest supporting children with complex medical needs. A non-smoker is essential.
What’s great about this job:
This is a fantastic opportunity to join Theo’s dedicated team and implement your complex care skills. Training specific to the client will be provided by the family and existing carers.
Client/Family met by Snap?
Previously met, however we are now working in association with a private client/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.
Kamila is recruiting for this role
or 020 7729 2200
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