WV5 | SEN Support Worker (Zero-Hour Contract) - Staffordshire

£15.50 weekdays / £108.50 per day | £17.50 weekends / £192.50 per day.

Date Posted: Tuesday 04 June 2024

, Ref: 2785

SEN Support Worker, providing 1:1 support. Wombourne, WV5.  A fabulous role supporting a wonderful young lady, 25 years old, who has Cerebral Palsy. Zero-Hour Contract. £15.50 to £17.50 gross per hour

Nearest Tube/Station: Wolverhampton, however due to distance will need own car.
Wage/Salary:  £15.50 weekdays / £108.50 per day | £17.50 weekends / £192.50 per day. Bank holidays, £31.00. All figures quoted in gross.
Driver Essential? Yes, and a car will be provided whilst on duty, a Volkswagen transporter – automatic.  A valid UK driving licence is required and for car insurance purposes, you must be over 25 years old.   
Essential: One year plus experience supporting young people with physical disabilitiesEnhanced DBS check or happy to obtain one.  Non-smoker/vaper. Moving and handling, hoist trained * Female support worker only
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours:  Shifts available:  Weekdays 08.00 am to 10.30 am OR 4.00 pm to 8.30 pm. Weekends, 09.30 am to 8.30 pm plus sleeping in shifts available. Zero-hour contract. If you can do any of these hours/shifts please do apply. 
Family/Client Pets: 2 very beautiful dogs
Accommodation: If required for any additional sleeping night shifts, very comfortable staff bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Recruiter: Jade  

About this client/child: What a joy it was to meet Lily - her smile lit up the room!  Lily lives at home where she has an incredibly loving family and dedicated care team supporting her. Lily’s sister, who still lives at home, has a close relationship with her big sis. Lily’s house is fully adapted with glorious views, a fantastic garden and decked area for Lily to access.  Lily has Dyskinetic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, she is a wheelchair user, requires support to meet all her needs, such as personal care, moving and handling and feeding. Lily eats orally, with a blended diet. She communicates by eye pointing. For example, Lily will eye point to left for ‘Yes’ and right for a ‘No’. Lily loves ‘girly’ things; having her nails painted, looking through her FB page whilst listening to music or looking at different girly related things on her iPad. She has a wonderful sense of humour; pretend to fall over and you will have her laughing! One of her favourite comedies is ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’. There will be times, especially when Lily is tired after being at the Day Care Centre, that she may just want to be left alone to listen to music and watch slides on her iPad. Once you get to know Lily you will know when to give her some space.

Overview of role: The morning shift begins at 08.00 am, once you have said a sunny good morning, you will hoist Lily, over to her changing mat, give her a flannel wash and dress her before moving through to the kitchen for breakfast (full ceiling hoists are in place). Lily attends a fantastic Day Centre which is only a 5-minute drive from home. Drop off is 10.15 am, so the morning shift ends at 10.30 am. Pick up time is 4.15 pm. Once home Lily may choose to go into her standing frame or have something to eat first. In her standing frame (one hour) she really loves her support worker to paint her nails or watch TV with, or just chill by herself. During this time there are a few light household duties, related to Lily, to do. Once tea is finished and Lily is ready to be taken through to her bedroom, it’s relaxed, getting ready for bed, then once settled Lily’s mum will come through, around 8.15/8.30 pm. Weekends are more relaxed and there is usually a plan for the day already set up. There is a rota provided 3 months in advance.  Shifts: Weekdays, 08.00 am to 10.30 am OR 4.00 pm to 8.30 pm, (£15.50), weekends, 09.30 am to 8.30 pm, (£17.50) plus sleeping nights available, (£80.00), £30.00 call out rate when required. All figures quoted in gross.

Who this job would suit: You’ll start this role, with enthusiasm, energy, warmth, good humour, and a real can-do attitude. An experienced * female SEN support worker who is looking to join a well-supported team but who can add their own bubbly personality, and skills. This would also suit someone who is looking for part time/bank work to fit around studies. 

What’s great about this job: Lily, and her family show kindness and positivity by the bucket load. Training in all areas of Lily’s care will be provided and excellent on-going supervision. Once a year Lily is taken on holiday with two Support Workers to Center Parcs. Having met Lily, albeit it briefly, you will feel incredibly lucky to be part of ‘team Lily.’

Who is recruiting for this role? Our client is using our Advertising Package. The client will be carrying out all aspects of the recruitment process and will contact you directly if they would like to progress your application. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to our client having access to your CV. Please see our website for more information. 

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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