Title: Bank Support Worker/ Buddy
Location: Peckham, SE15
Nearest Train Station: Peckham Rye
Salary: Up to £25.00 gross per hour
Driver required? No
Use of a car? No
Essential: Experience supporting children or young people with autism, communication and behaviour that may challenge, This role is open to *male applicants only
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: One weekend every third or fourth weekend of the month, beginning Friday afternoon through until Sunday afternoon. And may include sleeping nights.
Family Pets? No
Recruiter: Kamila Nevrklova email@example.com
About this client:
Tom 15, is an active and curious young man with lots of energy. He enjoys going to the park and walking in the woods, and travelling on transport around London. He likes listening to music and watching YouTube videos. He is at a residential school and comes home every third weekend and during school holidays. Tom has an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and a diagnosis of autism. He is happy and affectionate but can present with behaviour that may challenge and become impulsive (pushing, pulling hair, or biting), especially towards his mother. Tom has limited verbal communication but he makes himself understood.
Overview of role:
In this position you will be required to support Tom when at home from boarding school. You will assist with personal care, meal times and support him on outings and during different activities. You will need to be a team player as you will be working alongside mum and other team members. Tom comes home every third or fourth weekend, and the hours required will cover Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon and may include sleeping nights. This can be flexible and will be discussed with the successful candidate. Days and hours for school holidays cover to be discussed with individual applicants. The hourly rate is up to £25.00 gross per hour depending on experience, £55.00 gross per night shift (sleeping night).
Who this job would suit:
This would be a fantastic role for resilient, caring and patient candidate with previous experience supporting teenage clients with autism. You will be confident to de-escalate behaviour that may challenge, manage it calmly and reassuringly. You’ll need to be fit to keep up with Tom’s fitness level and be vigilant to ensure Tom’s safety, especially when outside.
What’s great about this job:
This is a rewarding bank role with an excellent hourly rate. Tailored training will be provided. Although this is a bank role you will make a difference to this family and enable Tom to spend quality time his mother. This could be ideal for students or support workers who are looking for a flexible part-time role.
Who is working with this client?
Snap Care will be carrying out all recruitment including shortlisting, recruiter interviews and arranging employer interviews.
*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.