Title: Waking Night *Female Support Worker
Location: Bexleyheath, DA6
Nearest Station: Bexleyheath
Wage: Week: £16.00 gross per hour Weekend: £17.00 gross per hour
Driver Essential? No
Essential: Experience working with children with complex needs, PEG feeding and epilepsy management. Experience supporting a child through Waking Nights. Must be a non-smoker.
Desirable: NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 7.00pm to 7.00am
Family/Client Pets: None
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. 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.
Overview of role:
Jasmine requires assistance with repositioning and constant monitoring throughout the night due to epileptic seizures. Her sleep pattern is inconsistent, at most she will sleep for 6 hours a night, but usually sleeps 3 to 4 hours a night. The Waking Night Support Worker will be expected to keep accurate notes of her sleep pattern, including reasons for her waking and actions required resettling her. You will assist her with all aspects of care and personal hygiene required during the night and early morning. This may include the giving of medication, liquids and feeding as well as changing of nappies and bed linen. This position also includes supporting Jasmine with her morning routine. Other duties will include tending to Jasmine’s laundry, helping to clear up following kitchen tasks, tidying her room and ensuring her equipment is clean and tidy.
Who this job would suit:
This role will suit a cheerful, caring and positive person with a good sense of humour. You should have the desire to learn new things and be confident to use your own initiative. 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 throughout the night. 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.