Weekend Support Worker - Buckinghamshire

£14.50 - £15.50 Gross per Hour - Support Worker
Ref: 1393 Date Posted: Tuesday 03 Sep 2019
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£15.50 Gross per Hour. Weekend Support Worker position now available to support a 16-year-old teen with complex care needs. Permanent contract in the Aylesbury area, HP18





Title: Weekend Support Worker
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18
Nearest Train Station: Aylesbury
Wage / Salary: £14.50 Weekdays | £15.50 Weekends | Gross per Hour
Driver required? Not essential  
Use of a car? Not applicable 
Essential: Experience supporting a client with complex care needs,
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Friday 4.30pm - 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm. Additional hours available during school holidays and happy to consider a support worker working alternate weekends/shifts.  Permanent contracts are available.
Pets: Rabbits and a new puppy will be joining the family in the near future.

We are delighted to be working in association with a care agency 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.

Sam is 16 years old and lives at home with his Mum, Dad, twin sister and younger sister. Sam is a bright and fun loving guy who is a big footie fan, supporting Arsenal, he also enjoys baking, arts and crafts and is an animal lover, and his favourite TV show is ‘For the love of dogs’. Sam is seeking a *Female Support Worker to join his care team and provide support during the weekends and school holidays.

Sam has dyskinetic cerebral palsy, complex care needs, dystonia, PEG and a cochlear implant. He uses some sign language and a communication book to support his communication. Sam has a DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) in place to help with his painful dystonia and to ease some of its symptoms. He can require oral and nasal suctioning and on a rare occasion oxygen therapy via a facial mask. Sam receives all liquid and medication via his PEG and his food orally; he has a soft diet with all his food small bite sizes. Sam is a wheelchair user and is dependent on others to meet all his care needs.

In this role you’ll provide 1:1 support to Sam, follow his care plan and assist with personal care, manual handling, and feeding, administering medication and most importantly to promote his independence and ensure he is reaching his full potential. Sam requires a creative, energetic and outgoing support worker who’ll plan and organise activities, events and trips out and about or provide support at home and in the community when he is spending time with his family. Sam really wants to enjoy his weekends and your role will be to facilitate and enable him to do so.

This is a unique position as Sam and his twin sister Sophie have complex medical and care needs, both have their own care team in place and although you’ll solely work with Sam it is a busy working environment and its all hand on deck to ensure the twins care needs are met, and to a high standard. Previous experience supporting a client with complex care needs is essential along with knowledge of cerebral palsy, dystonia, PEG and manual handling. We are recruiting permanent team members who can make a long term commitment to this wonderful family. Excellent training opportunities are available.

If you wish to be considered for this fantastic role please apply with your updated CV and Jade from Snap will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

*Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for a female worker to work with our client.

Please note, whilst Snap endeavour to reply to all applications, some of our positions are so popular this is not possible and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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