Title: Weekend Support Worker
Location: Southampton, SO14
Nearest Station: Southampton
Wage: Up to £17.00 gross per hour
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? Will need own car
Essential: Supporting a young client with additional needs, epilepsy, behaviour that may challenge, female*
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Alternate Sundays 10.00am to 5.00pm
Family/Client Pets: 2 dogs and cats
About this client:
India (16) is a friendly and fun young lady with a great sense of humour. She enjoys being out and about, eating out in restaurants, bowling, baking, arts and crafts and teddy bears. India has cerebral palsy, learning disability and epilepsy. Her seizures are often triggered by stress and tiredness, and it’s important her days are well structured and all changes well communicated with her. India is mobile around the house but uses a wheelchair for longer trips. She is verbal and can express her needs but can display behaviour that may challenge when she feels her needs aren’t being met or miscommunicated.
Overview of role:
India requires support with most daily tasks, from assistance with feeding to personal care. You will be responsible for supporting India through her personal care routines, assisting with her therapy exercises, accompanying her out and organising fun activities she can engage in. Days/ hours are alternate Sunday: 10.00am to 5.00pm. There is an opportunity to cover weekday shifts, please let us know your availability. £17.00 gross per hour weekends, £15.00 gross per hour weekdays.
Who this job would suit:
This rewarding position will suit a confident, proactive, and reliable female* Support worker with previous experience supporting young clients with epilepsy and behaviour that may challenge. You must enjoy working within a family home and provide 1:1 support
What’s great about this job:
This is a permanent position with a fantastic hourly rate and excellent training opportunity. You will be supported by India’s case management company and other team members. India is a lovely young lady and you will enjoy working with her.
Who is recruiting for this role?
We are working in association with a case manager 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.