Buckinghamshire
Up to £18.00 Gross Per Hour

HP8 | Waking Night Carer

Ref: 2329| Posted: 8th Jul 2022

Title: Waking Night Carer
Location: Chalfont St Giles, HP8
Nearest Tube/Station: Chalfont
Wage/Salary: Up to £18.00 Gross per hour 
Driver Essential? Preferrable, with own car to access the family home
Essential: Waking night Experience and confident supporting children with complex needs. Non-smoker *This role is open to female applicants only
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Two shifts available across a 7-day week, 8.00 pm to 8.00 am
Family/Client Pets: Small dog and cat
Recruiter: Rachael racheal@snapcare.co.uk

About this client/child:
Leo 5 is a sweet little boy who loves being around people. He has four limb cerebral palsy with high muscle tone that is painful for him at times. He has no functional movement in his arms or legs and is unable to sit unsupported or weight bear. Leo is a wheelchair user and has hoists for transfers. Leo is non-verbal, but those who know him can identify when he is comfortable and happy. He is registered blind and has a hearing impairment. Leo has epilepsy and receives all food and fluid via a PEG.

Overview of role:
We have a great opportunity for a *Female Waking Night Carer to join Leo’s team. Nights will always be 2:1 and you will either be working alongside a qualified nurse or an experienced Support Worker. During the nights the care team will administer Leo’s medication, assist with his personal care, reposition him, closely monitor for seizures, administer suctioning, and prepare for the next day (including domestic tasks- cleaning, ironing, washing syringes, preparing food). Leo requires constant supervision and he cannot be left alone even for a few minutes. You will have access to a comfortable chair and a kitchen for food and drinks. As two carers will be on shift, regular breaks can be taken. A minimum of two shifts per week are available Monday to Sunday 8.00 pm to 8.00 am. More available to cover sickness and annual leave. When applying please confirm your preferred nights. £16.00 gross during weekday and £18.00 gross during weekends.

Who this job would suit:
We are looking for a caring and compassionate Support Worker who can work closely with Leo’s parents. You must be confident supporting a young child with complex needs and have excellent communication skills. Due to the location of the house Support Workers will be required to have their own transport. 

What’s great about this job:
You will have the opportunity to work with a full multi-disciplinary team and will be provided further training in: First Aid, PEG management and medication administration, Moving and Handling, Speech and language therapy, Physiotherapy programme and OT support.

Who is recruiting for this role? 
Our client is using our Advertising Package. The client will be carrying out all aspects of the recruitment process and will contact you directly if they would like to progress your application. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to our client having access to your CV. 
Please see our website for more information. 

Please note:
*Where a specific gender is stated as essential, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance to paragraph 1, of schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for female or male worker to work with our client.



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