South East
£19.00 Gross Per Hour

HP16 | Saturday & Holiday Support Worker

Ref: 2333| Posted: 9th Aug 2022

Title: Support Worker
Location: Great Missenden, HP16
Nearest Station: Great Missenden
Wage/Salary: £19.00 Gross Per Hour
Driver Essential? Yes. Automatic car to use on duty, taking to events/activities
Essential: Experience working with 12–15-year age group within the last 5 years. Experience working with children with ADHD, anxiety, or trauma (for example a PRU unit). Non-smoker.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Alternate Saturdays, 8 hours and School holidays: 40 hours a week
Family/Client Pets: Dog, Cat, Guinea pig, Fish and Chickens
Recruiter: Rachael

About this client/child:
This lovely family adopted three children in 2012 who all came from quite a chaotic family background. Sarah aged 13 is a talkative and bright young lady who is very theatrical and enjoys drawing, fashion and reading. Sarah attends a mainstream girls' day school. She can struggle to regulate her emotions in stressful situations. She needs support to regulate and to reinforce strong, consistent boundaries. George aged 14 enjoys all kinds of art and computer games. He is a weekly boarder at a special therapeutic school, returning home at weekends and school holidays. He also needs strong, consistent boundaries that reinforce the therapeutic work the school is doing. George can struggle to understand the needs of others and can wind them up in pursuit of a reaction. Alistair aged 15 loves football and is very into fashion. He attends a 52-week residential school due to his additional needs, but he comes home for short periods of time in the school holidays. Alistair needs support being with his siblings and parents, managing his emotions and stepping away from conflict.

Overview of role:
This family have been working closely with a therapeutic consultant and a Snap Care Support Worker for about 2 years and great progress has been made. We are now looking for a new Support Worker who can continue the fantastic work that has been achieved. This role requires a confident and emotionally robust support worker to work closely with the children, both parents, and associated professionals. Most of your time will be spent with Sarah maintaining consistent boundaries, promoting independence, emotional regulation resilience and empathy whilst also occupying the children on outings to help develop social skills. You’ll be working in an environment that offers professional support, guidance, and supervision; but you’ll also need to be confident to be in sole charge, working independently, initiating, organising, and engaging the children in age-appropriate activities. Option to work more Saturdays if required and the occasional Sunday. During the school holidays it is full-time, 40 hours a week, 8-hour shifts, with flexibility on which days. £19.00 gross per hour.

Who this job would suit:
This job will suit someone who is confident working in a family setting, someone playful and positive, reliable, empathetic, patient and calm, especially when presented with defiant and confrontational behaviour. You’ll be professional, emotionally robust, and mature and present as a positive role model. Due to the sensitive nature of this position, consistency is key, so you must be able to offer a minimum of two years commitment.

What’s great about this job:
This will be a fantastic opportunity to make a significant contribution to the lives of these children, by offering guidance and stability, whilst supporting both parents of this warm and welcoming family.

Who is recruiting for this role?
Snap Care will be carrying out all recruitment including shortlisting, recruiter interviews and arranging employer interviews.

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