Weekend Support Worker
Location: Maidstone, Kent, ME17
Wage/Salary: £17.00 gross per hour
Essential: Experience and trained in supporting a young client with epilepsy. Confident driver (will require own car to travel to and from work due to remote location)
Days & Hours: Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm (some flexibility required depending on activities planned)
About our client:
Frankie is 5 years old and lives with his family in Maidstone, he is extremely sociable, loves playing games with his siblings, swimming, jumping on his trampoline, and sensory activities. Frankie has Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and receives all his nutrition, fluid, and medication via his PEG, he is a wheelchair user and communicates using sounds, facial expressions and is currently learning PECS to support his communication. Frankie is dependent on 1:1 support to meet all his care needs and he is recruiting a weekend Support Worker to join his package.
Overview of role:
The Weekend Support Worker will enable Frankie to participate in activities, attend events, access the community, and have a fun-filled weekend. Frankie loves to play with his siblings, and he would like his Support Worker to facilitate him to do this. The Support Worker will be confident in all aspects of providing care and support, including personal care, manual handling, PEG, and epilepsy management. The Support Worker will follow the care and therapy plan, be trained in all areas of Frankie’s care, and should be comfortable working within a family environment.
Who this job would suit:
An experienced Support Worker or Teaching Assistant that has previously supported a young client with epilepsy and is looking for additional hours on a permanent basis. It is essential that you are a non-smoker / vaper and a confident swimmer.
What’s great about this job:
This is a great part-time position working with a remarkable young man and his family. The successful candidate will receive excellent training opportunities and ongoing support and supervision. If you wish to be considered please apply and Jade from Snap will be in touch to discuss the next steps.
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.