£17.00 Gross Per Hour

RH8 | Support Worker

Ref: 2249| Posted: 10th May 2022

Title: Support Worker
Location: Surrey, RH8
Nearest Tube/Station: Oxted
Wage/Salary: £17.00 gross per hour
Driver Essential? Yes, you will need your own car to take Dean out in the community

Essential: A real love for sports, experience working with young people and Non-smoker/vaper            
Desirable: Understanding of ABI

Start Date: May 2022
Days & Hours: Monday to Friday 4.00 pm to 8.30 pm term time only, with potentially hours available in the school holidays
Family/Client Pets: Dog
Recruiter: Rachael /

About this client/child:
Dean aged 13 loves sports – especially football and rugby! He attends a small independent school and will start his GCSE courses in September. He lives with his parents and younger sister. Dean has an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) because of injuries sustained at birth. He has a left-sided weakness.

Overview of role:
As Dean’s Support Worker, you will be involved in assisting with his afterschool routine with an emphasis on supporting with homework, revision and helping him to develop his independence skills, especially with meal prep and organisation.  It is also important to arrange some downtime where sporting activities are really encouraged. Dean receives support from a full therapy team, SALT, OT and physio to help develop language processing, development, core stability and also assist with his left-sided weakness. Some assistance will be needed for him to undertake these therapy programmes.

Who this job would suit:
We are looking for a dynamic Support Worker who has a love for sports and someone who is confident at using their own initiative. It is important that candidates can encourage Dean to find different ways of doing things and help to continue developing his independence skills. The Support Worker will need to have access to their own car to use to take Dean out in the community, mileage will be paid when on duty.

What’s great about this job:
This is an incredibly rewarding part-time role where you can make a huge difference at a very important stage in Dean’s life. You will have the opportunity to work with a full therapy team and be well supported by a case manager.

Who is recruiting for this role?
We are working in association with a private client/case manager on this vacancy; they will be carrying out all recruitment, including shortlisting and interviewing. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to us sending your CV and contact details to our client. Please see our website for more information.  

Please note:
*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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