Title: Senior Support Worker
Location: Camberwell, SE5
Wage: £16.00 Weekdays | £18.00 Weekends, Gross per Hour
Driver required? Highly preferable
Use of a car? Yes, adapted vehicle, automatic drive
Essential: Experience supporting a younger client with complex care needs, confident working in a family environment and non-smoker / non-vaper
Start Date: June 2022
Days & Hours: Average of 35 hours a week to include 4 weekday shifts (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) and alternate weekends
Family/client pets: None
Recruiter: Rachael - email@example.com
About this client/child:
Our client Ben is 12 years old, living at home with Mum, Dad, and his brother and sister. He is supported at home and in school by a team of support workers, therapists, and waking night carers. Ben is a bright and engaging little boy and has cerebral palsy and developmental delay which affects him physically. Ben uses Eye Gaze to support his communication. He is fed and has his medication administered via a gastrostomy and is completely dependent on others for all of his personal care, feeding and mobilisation.
Overview of role:
As Ben’s Senior Support Worker you will assist with his afterschool routine, plan and organise activities he can enjoy with his siblings, provide hands-on practical support with personal care, medication, homework, feeding, preparing pureed feeds, and also assist with implementing his therapy programmes. The family is ideally looking for someone who can offer support on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday but they will also consider candidates who can offer fewer shifts. On Friday there is an earlier 2.00 pm start as the Support Worker will be required to drive Ben home from school. Additional hours are available during weekends and school holidays. For the right candidate, there is the potential for you to be upskilled to become a team leader level.
Term Time: afternoon shifts 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm (Earlier 2.00 pm start on a Friday)
Alternate weekends: Saturday 8.30 am to 6.00 pm and Sunday 9.30 am to 7.30 pm
School Holidays: 8.30 am to 7.30 pm
Who this job would suit:
Ben is looking for a confident and energetic Support Worker who has previous experience caring for a child with complex care needs, however an aptitude for hands-on learning is key and a willingness to learn on the job, coupled with a true passion for working with children would suit this position. This is a permanent role so we are looking for a long-term commitment.
What’s great about this job:
This is a flexible role and we will work with a suitable applicant’s availability. There is the potential to be trained to a team leader level.
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.