£492.00 Gross per Weekend. Experienced Waking Night Carer required for a 16-year-old teen with complex care and medical needs. Permanent contract in the Aylesbury area, HP18
Title: Weekend Waking Night Carer
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18
Nearest Train Station: Aylesbury
Wage / Salary: £14.50 Weekdays | £15.50 Weekends | Gross per Hour | £492.00 gross per weekend
Driver required? Not essential
Use of a car? Not applicable
Essential: Experience supporting a client with complex care needs, waking night experience
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Friday, Saturday: 9.30pm – 8.30am, Sunday: 9.00pm – 8.00am. Additional hours available during school holidays and happy to consider a waking night carer working alternate weekends/shifts. Permanent contracts are available.
Pets: Rabbits and a new puppy will be joining the family in the near future.
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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, he supports Arsenal and loves watching the games, 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 waking night carer to join his care team providing supporting at the weekends and school holidays.
Sam has dyskinetic cerebral palsy, complex care needs, dystonia, PEG, a cochlear implant and throughout the night he has his SATS monitored. 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 ease some of its symptoms. He can require oral and nasal suctioning throughout the night 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 follow Sam’s care plan and assist with the bedtime routine, personal care, administer medication, repositioning, manual handling, monitor vital signs and ensure Sam is comfortable and relaxed. Sam’s needs are very complex, he requires close monitoring at all times. Each night will be different, he can experience high levels of discomfort due to his dystonia. It is essential to accurately record and document each shift.
This is a unique position as both Sam and his twin sister Sophie have complex care needs, they both have their own care team in place however it is a busy working environment and it’s 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, medication, 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.
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