Title: Full-Time Support Workers
Location: Chippenham, SN14
Nearest Tube/Station: Chippenham
Wage: £47.715.00 Gross per Annum | £22.94 Gross per Hour
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Experience supporting a young client with complex healthcare needs, working in a family setting, non-smoker/vaper.
Desirable: Gastrostomy feeding, oxygen therapy, NVQ level 2/3 in health care
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 40 hours per week
Family/Client Pets: Yes, a dog
Recruiter: Sherry email@example.com
About this client:
Our client Mark, is 15 years old, he lives at home with his Mum, Dad and two younger sisters. Mark is a highly intelligent, outgoing, and charming young man. He has a wide range of interests and hobbies, including listening to music, writing poetry, baking and attending church and enjoying church activities. He is an extremely articulate young man and uses a spelling board (in the most incredible way) to communicate. Mark is currently campaigning for a better education system for students with additional needs and he writes a blog – an incredible young man. Due to a traumatic birth, Mark sustained Global Brain Damage, as a result, he has complex medical needs and requires assistance with all areas of personal and self-care, has a gastrostomy PEG and is dependent on a ventilator during the night.
Overview of role:
We are seeking 2 full-time Support Workers. Mark requires 2:1 support and you will be working alongside either Mum or another support worker. You will support Mark at home and in school, where you will work as his communicator partner and assist him to use his communication board. This role offers 40 hours per week, working a mix of full days, afternoons, and weekends. The rota is agreed a month in advance and preferred days to work/not work are accommodated where possible. You’ll also support Mark on trips away and provide some occasional waking night support. It’s a busy household and the family and Mark need a Support Worker that is willing to muck in as and when required with all tasks but also know when to step back to allow the family quality time together.
Who this job would suit:
It is essential that you are a confident driver as Mark has a large automatic vehicle, and are a non-smoker/vaper. The Support Worker will be fun, positive, engaging, reliable and willing to make a long-term commitment to this role. You’ll be sensitive about what it means to work within a family environment.
What’s great about this job:
Mark is a truly remarkable young man, and a pleasure to work with and support. Excellent rate of pay that acknowledges the need for flexibility and continuity. Excellent training in all aspects of his care, therapy and medical needs. This is a unique opportunity and the lucky candidate who is offered this role will be joining a great team, supporting a wonderful family, and gaining lots of new skills.
Who is working with this client?
Our client is using our Advertising Package. The client will be carrying out all aspects of the recruitment process and will contact you directly if they would like to progress your application. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to our client having access to your CV. Please see our website for more information.