NW5 | Part Time Support Worker

Ref: 2298| Posted: 30th May 2022

Title: Part Time Support Worker
Location:  Tufnell Park
Nearest Tube: Tufnell Park, NW5
Salary: Up to £17.00 gross per hour
Driver required? No
Essential: Supporting a client with complex health problems, manual handling, non- smoker/vaper. This role is open to *female applicants only.
Preferable: Experience with clients with epilepsy
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 1 and a half days per week, flexible days
Pets: No
Recruiter: Kamila

About this client:
Kate, 28, is a lovely and warm young lady who enjoys sensory activities like massage, yoga, music, and dancing. She particularly enjoys going out for walks in nearby Hampstead Heath or Regents Park. Kate lives independently in a self-contained flat in her parents’ house. Kate has profound learning difficulties, severe epilepsy and is visually impaired; she is a full-time wheelchair user. Kate communicates with body movements and can express her likes and dislikes.

Overview of role:
We are seeking a dedicated, intuitive, and motivated female* Support Worker to provide 1:1 support to Kate. Every day with Kate is different and you will be adaptable to her needs. You’ll assist Kate with all aspects of her daily routine, including her personal care, administering medication, and mealtimes. Kate eats a very healthy diet and you should have an interest in healthy cooking. You will support Kate to access and engage in different activities, such as yoga, dance classes and music sessions, and thinking of new activities/day trips she may enjoy. Days and hours: One and a half days per week (18 hours), 8.15am to 9.00pm, and 2.45pm to 9.00pm. Days are flexible for the right candidate, please state your availability. £15.00 gross per hour weekdays, £17.00 gross per hour weekends.


Who this job would suit:
This rewarding position will suit a warm, caring and proactive, female* candidate who enjoys supporting young clients on 1:1 basis and working in a home environment. You will have experience supporting clients with similar complex needs and confident with manual handling; you will be required to assist Kate with all her transfers. Her flat is fully adapted and fitted with ceiling hoist. You will be calm and be able to manage Kate’s seizures; comprehensive training will be provided. You will be a self-starter with plenty of common sense, be flexible and adaptable to all aspects of this role.

What’s great about this job:
Our client offers a permanent contract with competitive rate, pension and bank holiday rate. Fantastic training opportunities, friendly working environment and ongoing support from Kate’s family and her dedicated team. Kate is well known to Snap Care; she is a joy to work with, most of her team has stayed with her for many years.

Who is working with this client?
We are working in association with a private client 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.

*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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