Title: Support Worker
Location: Billericay, CM11
Nearest Train Station: Billericay
Salary: Up to £17.00 gross per hour
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? Yes, on duty, adapted automatic vehicle
Essential: Experience with epilepsy and supporting young clients with complex medical needs, swimmer, Satisfactory DBS and references. This role is open to *female applicants only.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 36 hours, 3 days per week 8.00am to 8.00pm
Family Pets? No
Recruiter: Kamila Nevrklova email@example.com
About this client:
Luca (5) is a smiley, curious and social little boy who enjoys spending time with his family and the people who care for him. He can recognize them and always has the biggest smile ready for them. Luca is very alert, he likes to play with his toys, listen to music and watch TV. Luca has a severe motor disorder, cerebral palsy, a hearing impairment, and epilepsy; he requires 2:1 assistance during the day. He is fed via a PEG and blended diet. Luca has high frequency hearing loss in both ears and wears hearing aids. Luca is non-verbal and will let you know through facial expressions his likes and dislikes. He is using PECS and Eye Gaze to support his communication.
Overview of role:
We are looking for a lively, warm, and fun *female support worker to assist Luca with all the daily tasks at home and at school. You will support Luca with all aspects of personal care, administer his medication and feeds, enable him to access his learning, implement therapy in a fun and playful way in Luca’s daily routine and organize age-appropriate activities Luca can engage in. During term-time you will accompany Luca to school and provide support to ensure he gets as much access to learning as possible and continues in his development. £15.00 gross per hour weekdays, £17.00 gross per hour weekends.
The role is 3 days per week, 8.00am to 8.00pm based on a 4 week rota:
Week 1 – Monday, Tuesday, Friday Week 2 – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Week 3 – Monday, Tuesday, Friday Week 4 – Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
Who this job would suit:
This position will suit a bright, intuitive and resourceful *female support worker who enjoys providing 1:1 support and has extensive experience supporting children with complex medical needs. Luca has a large team and you will be a team player, happy to work alongside his other team members and family. Luca enjoys swimming and attends regular hydrotherapy sessions; competent swimmer is essential.
What’s great about this job:
This is a lovely job that combines working both in a school and home environment. Luca’s family are fully supportive, and a Case Management Company provides support, all training and guidance. Luca is a lovely chap, always smiling and he will be an absolute pleasure to work with. This is a permanent contract with excellent hourly rate.
Who is working with this client?
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.
*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.