£17.00 gross per hour

GU27 | Therapy Assistant / Support Worker

Ref: 2096| Posted: 25th Nov 2021

Title: Therapy Assistant / Support Worker
Location: GU27, Surrey / West Sussex border
Nearest Station: Haslemere
Wage: £15.00 gross per hour weekdays, £17.00 gross per hour weekends
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? Yes, on duty
Essential: Confident working with younger children with physical disabilities, experience working in a family setting, non-smoker
Preferable: Conductive Education, implementing therapy programmes such as physio, occupational therapy
Start Date: ASAP  
Days & Hours: After school, weekends and school holidays, to be worked between 2 or 3 candidates
Pets: 2 cats

About this client:
Arthur (8) is a bright, active, and sparky little lad. Arthur enjoys swimming, baking, story time and spending time with his family. Arthur is incredibly determined, focused, and strives for his independence. He was diagnosed with Dystonic Cerebral Palsy and has epilepsy. Arthur can eat pureed food by spoon with guidance, small amounts at a time. He can express his feelings and wishes via a communication device. Arthur attends a Conductive Education school which he enjoys and works very hard to achieve his goals.  Arthur requires 2:1 assistance with his care and therapy needs.

Overview of role:
As his Therapy Assistant/ Support Worker, you will assist Arthur to continue his therapy programmes outside of school hours. This is a very active role where you will incorporate Arthur’s therapies into his daily routine and play, through enjoyable activities and exploring new interests. Your input will help promote Arthur’s self-help and independence skills and help him reach his full potential. Arthur needs support with his toilet training and personal care. Our client is seeking 2 or 3 people to support Arthur out of school hours. Term-time this is Monday to Friday 4:15pm to 8:15pm, Weekends: 8.00am to 8.15pm and School holidays: 8.00am to 8.15pm.

Who this job would suit:
This job will suit an empathetic, caring and proactive person who enjoys working within a family home. You must be fit and healthy, this is a very active role, and have a genuine interest in learning and providing therapy. You will be working alongside another team member and/or Arthur’s parents; so you must enjoy being a team player.

What’s great about this job:
This is an interesting permanent role with a competitive hourly rate. This role offers great training opportunities, especially in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech therapy. Excellent travel opportunities, valid passport is essential.

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 client for their consideration.