Title: Part Time Support Worker
Location: Croydon, CR0
Nearest Tube/Station: Croydon
Wage: £15.00 gross per hour weekdays, £17.00 gross per hour weekends
Driver required? Essential, full driving licence
Use of a car? On Duty. Automatic car available
Essential: Supporting young clients with complex medical needs and epilepsy, swimmer, non-smoker/vaper. This role is open to *female applicants only
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Tuesdays, 7.00am to 8.00pm
Family/Client Pets: No
Recruiter: Kamila, Kamila@snapcare.co.uk
About this client:
Amy (6) is a charming little girl who enjoys listening to music, sensory stimulation and lots of cuddles. Amy has severe cerebral palsy, which affects all her body, dystonia, epilepsy, other complex medical needs and is registered blind. She can distinguish between light and dark and has recently started wearing glasses to help her fix and follow. Amy has a pureed food diet and takes all her food and fluids orally. She requires assistance with all aspects of her routine and care needs.
Overview of role:
Amy requires 2:1 care at all times and in this role. You’ll support Amy by providing personal care, following recommended therapy techniques, monitoring her health and administering her medication, and engaging Amy in stimulating activities she enjoys. We are looking for a support worker who can commit to regular Tuesdays during term time from 7.00 am to 9.30 am then 12.30 pm to 8.00 pm. During school holidays, the hours are 7.30 am to 8.00 pm. There is an opportunity to cover Waking and Sleeping shifts on a regular basis to cover annual leave or sickness absence. A rate of £15.00 gross per hour is paid for weekdays, and £17.00 gross per hour, for weekends
Who this job would suit:
Amy is looking for a confident and energetic and friendly, female* Support Worker who has previous experience caring for a child with complex care needs. You’ll be kind and patient and enjoy being a team player; you will be working alongside other team and family members. Amy’s needs are complex, and you’ll embrace learning new skills and understand the importance of carefully following instructions. This is a permanent role, so we are looking for someone who wants to make a long-term commitment. You’ll be a confident driver, happy to drive Amy to her appointments and activities.
What’s great about this job:
This is a nice part-time role that offers flexibility to cover more shifts if required. Fantastic training opportunity and lots of support from Amy’s team leader and case management company.
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 clients for their consideration.
*Where a specific gender is stated as essential, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1, of schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for female or male workers to work with our client. Please note all job offers by clients are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS disclosure