Title: Weekend Waking Night Carer
Location: Highbury, N5
Nearest Tube/Station: Holloway Road, Highbury and Islington
Wage/Salary: Up to £17.00 gross per hour, up to £408.00 gross per weekend
Driver required? No
Essential: Supporting a client with epilepsy, waking night experience
Desirable: Autism and behaviour management
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Friday and Saturday Nights, 7.30pm - 7.30am
Pets: Small dog (hypoallergenic)
About this client/child:
Theo (13) is an affectionate young man who enjoys watching nursery rhymes on his iPad, being active, going on trips and swimming. Theo has Autism and Dravet syndrome which presents with seizures and developmental delay, causing difficulties with speech, motor skills and a learning disability. Theo’s speech is limited but he can clearly express his likes and dislikes. He can present with behaviour that challenges and you must be able to spot the triggers and de-escalate any difficult situations. Theo’s medications are administered via a PEG. He is mobile and can walk unaided however for longer journeys uses a wheelchair.
Overview of role:
As a Waking Night Carer you will support Theo throughout the night. You will observe, monitor and record all seizures, administer medication, provide personal care and ensure Theo gets as much rest as possible. Theo is awake frequently during the night and will often try to leave his bed; you’ll need to be calm, patient and consistent to help encourage him to settle back into bed. You will work on average three weekends out of four, with at least 6 weeks’ notice of weekends not required.
Who this job would suit:
This job will suit a calm and confident candidate who can be adaptable to the different aspects of this role. You will have a good understanding of working in a small team within a family environment and respect the family’s privacy. This is a permanent role, and we are looking for a Weekend Waking Night Carer who would like to commit to a long-term position and provide consistency and continuity for Theo and his family.
What’s great about this job:
This role provides excellent training opportunities including epilepsy and PEG feeding. You’ll have great support from the Team Leader who knows Theo very well. Theo is an adorable chap who will be a pleasure to work with and you will have the opportunity to be involved in developing the best night-time routine for Theo.
Who is recruiting for this role?
Snap Care will be carrying out all recruitment including shortlisting, recruiter interviews and arranging employer interviews.