Title: Weekend Support Worker
Location: Solihull, B91
Nearest Station: Solihull
Wage/Salary: £18.00 gross per hour
Driver Essential? Yes –automatic car provided when on duty to take Mark out in the community
Essential: Experienced supporting a young adult with additional needs. *This role is open to male applicants only
Desirable: Epilepsy experience
Start Date: 9th May 2022
Days & Hours: Alternate weekends, shifts will be either 8 to 10 hours long, usually starting around 9.00am
Family/Client Pets: Small friendly dog
Accommodation: Live-out job, but the family has a property when vacationing in Spain, but they will get a villa close by for staff.
Recruiter: Rachael email@example.com
About this client/child:
Mark 22, has a passion for cars - he even has his own sports car! He also enjoys going to the gym, photography, socialising and watching films. Mark has cerebral palsy, learning difficulties and epilepsy. He is mobile but is prone to falls so requires constant supervision from those supporting him. Mark can communicate verbally but needs time to be able to speak.
Overview of role:
We are looking for a *Male weekend Support Worker to join Mark’s team and help maintain his safety whilst assisting with personal care, social support, and guidance throughout the day. The role is based in the family setting and will consist of a combination of 1:1 and 2:1 support. During your time together you will be pro-active and get involved in all his interests and explore new ones. There will be the opportunity to accompany Mark on their family holiday to Spain, this can be up to 6 weeks at a time. The role offers alternate weekend hours, shifts will be 8 to 10 hours long, usually starting around 9.00 am but a degree of flexibility will be required depending on the activities arranged. The hourly rate offered for weekends is £18.00 gross per hour.
Who this job would suit:
This position will suit an active and energetic support worker who has a great sense of humour. Someone who is not afraid to be a bit silly; Mark loves to laugh and make jokes! You’ll have prior experience supporting a young adult with additional needs.
What’s great about this job:
This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a delightful and outgoing young man. You will also have the chance to accompany Mark and his family on holiday to sunny Spain during the summer.
Who is recruiting for this role?
We are 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 us sending your CV and contact details to our client. Please see our website for more information.
*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.