Up to £17.00 gross per hour

GL51 | Support Worker

Ref: 2101| Posted: 5th Nov 2021

Title: Support Worker
Location: Cheltenham, GL51
Nearest Station: Cheltenham Spa Rail Station
Wage: Up to £17.00 Gross per hour
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Experience working with clients with complex needs. Must be physically fit and a non-smoker
Desirable: Experience hoisting and using specialist equipment
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: An average of 26 hours a week
Family/Client Pets: None

About this client/child:
Sam aged 17 loves to be with people and enjoys being out and about. Sam was involved in a road traffic accident and as a result has complex needs including epilepsy, physical and learning disabilities. Sam communicates using non-verbal facial expressions, vocalisations, and movements. You will know when Sam is happy as he will express through laughter, smiling and arm movements. Sam requires supportive seating and is wheelchair dependent for his mobility. He is fed via a PEG and requires full support for all personal care and activities of daily living. Sam has also recently started following a ketogenic diet and has a VNS in place to help to assist with management of his seizures.

Overview of role:
As Sam’s Support Worker, you will assist his parents with meeting his care and medical needs, particularly relating to his epilepsy. You will play an active role in all his therapeutic activities and support Sam to participate in all areas of daily living and accessing the community. The role offers an average of 26 hours a week, across 7 days, following a two weekly Rota. This will include morning, afternoon, evening and waking night shifts. The role offers up to £14.00 gross during the weekday and up to £17.00 gross per hour during weekends, depending on experience. There is also the opportunity to pick up additional shifts throughout the year.

Who this job would suit:
We are looking for a Support Worker who is pro-active, physically fit, who has an encouraging approach, patience, and a willingness to learn. You must be able to communicate effectively and remain calm in difficult situations. Prior experience working with children/adults with complex needs is important but full training will be provided.

What’s great about this job:
You will have the opportunity to work with a full multi-disciplinary team and receive training in: Acquired Brain Injury, Epilepsy, First Aid, PEG management and Moving and Handling.

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.

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