Title: Support Worker
Location: Cambridge, CB22
Nearest Tube/Station: Cambridge
Wage/Salary: Up to £15.00 per hour
Driver Essential? Yes, an automatic, fully adapted car is available to use when on duty.
Essential: Experience supporting clients with physical disability, aptitude and desire to work with young adults with additional needs, manual handling and personal care, Non-smoker/vaper
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 42 hours per week on average
Family/Client Pets: None
Recruiter: Kamila, Kamila@snapcare.co.uk
About this client/child:
Arthur (19) is fun, sociable and happy young man with great sense of humour and the most infectious giggle! He has many interests, loves being involved in preparing his food, going shopping, cooking, listening to music, going out to the theatre, cinema and museums. He loves hydrotherapy and sensory activities. Arthur has cerebral palsy, is a wheelchair user and his food and medication are given via a PEG. He in non-verbal however communicates with facial expressions, sometimes sounds and Eye Gaze. He can express his likes and dislikes well. Arthur requires 2:1 support 24/7 with all his needs.
Overview of role:
We are seeking an enthusiastic, vibrant and warm Support Worker for Arthur. Your role will be to support Arthur
with his day routine, providing personal care and enable him to access community, pursue his interest and explore
new activities with him. Arthur lives in a large, beautiful, fully adapted house and he has multidisciplinary team to provide
physio and hydrotherapy, speech and language and Occupational therapy. Hourly rate: Weekdays £13.00 gross per hour, Weekends 15.00 gross per hour. The annual salary is a minimum of £28,392.00 gross. This role offers 42 hours per week on average, the rota is issued 8 weeks in advance and days can be flexible for the right candidate: Week 1: 3 shifts per week, Week 2: 4 shifts per week (12 hours per shift, 7.00am to 7.00pm). There is also the opportunity to pick up additional hours if required.
Who this job would suit:
You will be fun, intuitive and proactive, happy to work alongside other team and family members. Arthur needs vibrant, positive and creative people who actively engage with him to bring out the best in him. For this position you must be comfortable supporting a young adult with physical disabilities and provide personal care. You don’t need to have years of experience, but you need to be eager to learn new skills, be positive, full of energy and have plenty of common sense.
What’s great about this job:
It is a lovely work environment, you will be part of a dedicated team, some of whom who have been with Arthur for many years. This role offers excellent training opportunities by Arthur’s multidisciplinary team and you will receive continuous support from his Case Manager, Team leader and family. You will be working 2:1 most of the time within the client's home so can focus all your skills and attention to help Arthur reach his potential.
Who is recruiting for this role?
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