Title: Support Worker
Location: Bromley, BR2
Nearest Station: Bromley South
Wage: Up to 16.00 gross per hour
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Experienced working with a child of a similar age and must be confident working with a child with a physical disability, developmental delay and communication difficulties. You must be a non-smoker
Desirable: Someone who is physically fit, energetic and creative
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 15 hours a week offered, opportunity for this role to grow
Family/Client Pets: None
About this client/child:
Dylan is a very happy and sociable 5-year-old boy who lives with him Mum and older sister. He loves to play, go for walks to the park in his buggy and loves interaction with others. Dylan sustained a brain injury at birth, as a result he has Cerebral palsy which affects all four of his limbs, developmental delay and he is also non-verbal. He is very engaging with facial expressions and uses a variety of vocal noises to express his needs and feelings. Dylan attends a specialist school and has support at home from an independent Speech and Language therapist, Occupational and Physiotherapist.
Overview of role:
Dylan requires twenty-four-hour support which to date Mum has been providing. He will require assistance with all transfers, mobility and personal care. You will need to be comfortable working alongside Mum initially, this will be a gradual process. A significant part of the Support Worker role will be to assist Dylan to try to meet his full potential, follow therapy strategies and carry out meaningful activities and help him in accessing the community. The core hours required are 4.00pm to 7.00pm but there is the opportunity for this role to grow in the future. Rates offered are £14.00 in the week and £16.00 gross per hour for weekends.
Who this job would suit:
As a Support Worker for Dylan, you will need to have experience working with a child with a physical disability and developmental delay. You should have a patient and calm personality and be able to develop a reliable, honest and professional relationship with Dylan and his family. Someone who is pro-active, enthusiastic and creative will be very beneficial when engaging with Dylan.
What’s great about this job:
You will be given a great opportunity to work closely with Dylan’s therapy team who will provide therapy programs for you to follow whilst working with him to ensure he is given every opportunity to be able to try and meet his full potential.
Who is recruiting for this role?
We are working in association with a 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.