Full-Time Support Worker
Location: Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11
Wage: £15.00 rising to £15.35 gross per hour on completion of probation | £29,000.00 + Gross per Annum
Essential: Experience supporting a young client with additional needs, confident driver (automatic car for use on duty)
Days & Hours: 36 hours per week. 12 hour shifts 7.00am – 7.00pm
Family/Client Pets: Yes, cat
About this client/child:
Jacob is 4 years old; he is an outgoing, intelligent, determined, and happy little boy who enjoys going to the park, playing with his toys, and watching cartoons! Jacob has Cerebral Palsy, affecting all four limbs and as a result, requires support to meet all his care needs, he is cognitively very bright, is vocal with sounds, and uses low-tech communication aids and Eye Gaze to support his communication. Jacob’s care team is expanding, and he is looking for 2 female* full-time support workers to join.
Overview of role:
The Support Worker will assist with all aspects of Jacob’s care, learning and therapy programme. He has an intensive therapy plan in place to assist with his rehabilitation and his care team is trained to a high standard by his therapy team in all aspects of the plan. His Support Workers implement the plan in a fun, motivational, and creative way. Jacob has dysphagia (swallowing difficulties); however, support and training is provided which enables him to continue to enjoy eating and drinking orally, safely. The Support Worker will assist with personal care, manual handling, administering medication, enable Jacob to access the world around him, and continually promote his independence. The role is full-time, offering 36 hours per week, weekdays and weekends and will occasionally include a waking night, (12-hour shift 7.00pm – 7.00am). Although it is not possible to offer set shifts, the rota is provided 3 months in advance and shifts are kept in a consecutive block where possible to enable a good work/life balance. Jacob attends nursery some days during the week, when he is in nursery his Support Worker will assist with duties at home such as cleaning equipment, ordering stock, nursery duties, etc.
Who this job would suit:
An outgoing, proactive, and dedicated Support Worker with previous experience supporting a young client with additional needs. The Support Worker will be confident working in a team and in a family setting. It is essential that you are a non-smoker/vaper for this position. Fixed contract until September 2022, with the possibility of extension when Jacob attends school.
What’s great about this job:
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and creative care team. The successful applicants will receive a high standard of training in all aspects of Jacob’s care and therapy programme. Ongoing supervision, support from an excellent case management team, and competitive pay rates offered are a few of the perks that come along with this great role. If you wish to be considered, please apply today!
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.