Cerebral Palsy
£16.00 gross per hour

DA6 | Support Worker

Ref: 1917| Posted: 6th Sep 2021

Title: *Female Support Worker
Location: Bexleyheath, DA6
Nearest Station: Bexleyheath
Wage: £16.00 Gross per hour
Driver Essential? No
Essential: Experience working with children with complex needs, PEG feeding and epilepsy management. Must be a non-smoker.
Desirable: Basic knowledge of therapies, such as hydrotherapy and conductive education
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Tuesday and Friday 7.00am to 7.00pm
Family/Client Pets: None
Recruiter: rachael@snapcare.co.uk

About this client/child:
Jasmine aged 8 is a delightful little girl who enjoys the company of others. As a result of an injury at birth, she has cerebral palsy affecting all her limbs, epilepsy, a severe learning disability and visual impairment. She requires support 24 hours a day and is dependent on others for all personal care needs. Jasmine is non-verbal and communicates through sighing, both when she is content and when she is unhappy or uncomfortable.  A hoist is used for all transfers and Jasmine uses a wheelchair for all mobility. Jasmine receives all her food and medications via her PEG and JEG. Jasmine requires support with all activities of daily living to enable her to access play, therapy, learning and social activities.

Overview of role:
As Jasmine’s Support Worker you will work closely with her mother, Case Manager and team of therapists who have put together bespoke programmes to promote her well-being. You will play a general role in promoting Jasmine’s learning, care and independence skills in the home and community. You will be expected to assist with client related domestic chores, such as helping to clear up following kitchen tasks, tidying her room, ensuring equipment is clean and tidy and assisting with laundry. Jasmine’s therapy team currently consists of a Physiotherapist and Music Therapist. You will form a central role within the therapy team, seamlessly implementing the daily therapy and education programmes.

Who this job would suit:
This role will suit a cheerful, caring and positive person with a good sense of humour. Jasmine has complex needs and requires carers that are experienced in PEG feeding and administration of medication, as well as epilepsy management, so you must be able to evidence these skills at interview. A driver with their own car would be preferable. This is a permanent role, so we are looking for a long-term commitment.

What’s great about this job:
This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated person to join a small home care team and develop existing skills whilst supporting this very special little girl You will receive ongoing training and supervision from Jasmine’s therapy team and case manager. There is also the opportunity to work additional hours.

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 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.

Snap Care is committed to safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We are committed to equality of opportunity and recruitment/selection decisions are based only on individuals' ability to best do the job. *Where a specific gender is stated as essential, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1, schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

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