Title: *Female Support Worker
Location: Bournemouth, BH8
Nearest Tube/Station: Bournemouth
Wage/Salary: Up to £13.00 Gross Per Hour
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Willingness to work with children/young people with additional needs. Must be physically fit in relation to manual handling and be confident to drive an adapted vehicle
Desirable: Confident using moving and handling equipment
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Part time and Full time hours available. *Please see example shifts below.
Family/Client Pets: None
About this client/child:
Penny aged 14 enjoys music, being read stories, sensory and creative activities and attending hydrotherapy. Penny has cerebral palsy, a learning disability, epilepsy and a visual impairment. She communicates by laughing, smiling and making "chatty" noises if she is happy. Penny is a full-time wheelchair user and has a PEG in place for all her nutritional and fluid needs. The family home is adapted to meet her needs, including the provision of moving and handling equipment and a therapy/playroom.
Overview of role:
As Penny’s Support Worker you work alongside her parents, other support workers and therapists within the family environment. You will assist with all her personal care needs, developmental, therapeutic, mobility and social and leisure needs. Part of your role will be facilitating Penny to access sensory play and supporting her with therapeutic activities/programmes and trips out. This will include driving a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) at times. The role offers a 4-week rolling Rota, comprising of a mx of after school shifts during the week, day shifts at the weekend and night shifts. *Typical shifts would be After school hours: 4.00pm to 8.00 pm/9.30 pm and Weekends: 9.30am to 9.30pm. Sleeping Nights: 9.15pm to 8.30am. Additional hours are incorporated into the role during school holidays. Please get in touch with your availability. The rate offered is £12.00 to £13.00 depending on experience. National Living Wage per hour for sleeping nights.
Who this job would suit:
This role will suit someone with a cheerful, caring and positive attitude. Whilst prior experience working in the disability field would be a bonus, having the right personality is key! All candidates should be physically fit to meet Penny’s manual handling needs and you should also be confident taking Penny out in her adapted vehicle. (Automatic).
What’s great about this job:
This is a great opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team where you can work together to ensure Penny is receiving the absolute best care. All training related to Penny will be provided. This will include Moving and Handling, Physiotherapy and OT programme, Medication Administration and PEG Management and First Aid.
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 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.