£15.50 Gross Per Hour

BR7 | Support Worker (Maternity Cover)

Ref: 2315| Posted: 23rd Jun 2022

Title: Support Worker (Maternity Cover)
Location: Chislehurst, BR7
Wage/Salary: £15.50 gross per hour
Driver Essential? Yes, own car needed to get to family house and an automatic car is available when on duty
Essential: Willingness to learn and be trained, personality is key for this role. *This role is open to female applicants only
Desirable: Experience supporting a client with a physical disability
Start Date: 1st September 2022
End Date: 31st March 2023
Days & Hours: Term Time: Monday to Friday, 7.00 am to 9.00 am, then 2.20 to 6.30 pm. School Holidays Monday to Friday 7.00 am to 6.30 pm
Family/Client Pets: None
Recruiter: Rachael

About this client/child:
Danielle aged 15 is a very bright and capable young lady with a wicked sense of humour! She enjoys socialising with friends and is usually busy with her personal trainer and tutoring. Danielle is currently sitting her GCSE’s and will be starting 6th form in September. Danelle has cerebral palsy and requires some assistance with her personal care. She uses a powerchair out in the community; at home she mobilises predominantly on high knees. Danielle communicates verbally and eats orally but requires assistance with cutting up food.

Overview of role:
Danielle’s current Support Worker will be heading on maternity leave, so we are looking for temporary support to cover this period. As Danielle’s Support Worker you will be assisting with both her morning and after-school routines which will include school drop-offs and pick-ups. After school, Danielle has quite an active social life so you will play a part in taking her to various activities/appointments. There will be a handover period of around 4 to 6 weeks, and you will receive training by therapists and all mandatory training before commencing.

Who this job would suit:
This role will suit a female* Support Worker who is kind, reliable and pro-active. Personality is the most important factor for this role - if you have the willingness to learn. Prior experience with a physical disability would be a bonus but certainly not essential.

What’s great about this job:
Danielle is a great young lady who will have you laughing throughout the day. This is also a good opportunity for someone who is looking to gain extra experience supporting a young adult with a physical disability.

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.  

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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