Title: Part Time Support worker / Buddy
Location: Reading, RG6
Nearest Station: Reading
Wage: Up to £15.00 gross per hour
Driver Essential? No
Essential: Supporting children with ABI, challenging behaviour
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Up to 20hours
Family Pets: Therapy dog
About this client/child:
Jake, 14is a friendly and bright young man. He enjoys gaming on his Xbox, Go Ape and he loves spending time with his new therapy dog. As a result of meningitis Jake has acquired brain injury and has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. He has a poor gross and fine motor skills, and his communication is limited. He suffers from Asthma and Eczema.
Overview of role:
We are seeking a positive, kind and intuitive Support Worker/ Buddy who has experience supporting young clients with Aspergers syndrome and behaviour which may challenge. Your role would be to support Jake with his afterschool routine and during school holidays; encourage him to engage in activities and help him to work on his social skills. The working hours are Monday, Tuesday 3.30pm to 5.30pm and Thursday 3.15pm to 5.15pm term time and 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in school holidays. There may be scope for this to be extended once the relationship has been established. The family are offering £13.00 to £15.00 gross per hour depending on experience.
Who this job would suit:
This position would suit an energetic, proactive and understanding candidate who has a genuine interest supporting clients with behaviour that may challenge and making a positive difference to their life. You need to be a dog lover!
What’s great about this job:
Permanent position with competitive pay rate. This is a fantastic opportunity to encourage this young man to lead an active and independent life.
Who is recruiting for this role?
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. Please see our website for more info on how Snap works with associated companies/clients.