Title: Weekend Support Worker
Location: Eastbourne, BN21
Nearest Train Station: Eastbourne
Salary: Up to £15.00 gross per hour
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? Yes, on duty
Essential: Supporting clients with complex medical needs
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Saturday and Sunday
About this client:
Mia (25) is a sociable, active young lady with a cheeky sense of humour. She enjoys music, live musical theatre and concerts, pop videos, shopping, cooking, arts and craft and so much more! Mia has an Athetoid Cerebral palsy, dystonia and scoliosis. She is using a specially adapted wheelchair. Mia is not verbal but is able to communicate effectively and express her likes and dislikes using sounds. All her medication and feeds are administered via gastrostomy.
Overview of role:
In this role you will be required to assist Mia with all aspects of her daily and night routine including personal care, feeding, administering medication and of course having lots of fun. Mia enjoys yoga and gardening, both of which she practices at home and at a nearby Life Skills Centre. Mia can sometimes experience severe dystonic “storms” resulting in hyper-extension. The episodes are unexpected, unpredictable, and complex to manage. There is a protocol to manage the episodes. You’ll need to have the ability to remain calm and confident, but comprehensive, client-specific training will be provided. Days and hours: Saturday and Sunday 1.00pm to 7.00pm, flexible for the right person. Opportunity to cover sickness and annual leave, potential to cover night shifts in the future. £13.00 - £15.00 gross per hour depending on experience.
Who this job would suit:
You’ll be a great team player who is proactive, compassionate, excellent communicator and someone who has a genuine interest in working with and supporting young adults with disabilities. If you like watching The Greatest Showman and other music videos you will get on with Mia like house on fire!
What’s great about this job:
This is a truly rewarding position and opportunity to work with this amazing young lady and her dedicated team. All members of her team have been with Mia for many years. You will be offered a permanent contract, competitive pay rate and excellent training opportunities.
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.