Title: Full Time Support Worker
Location: Brockenhurst, SO42
Nearest Train station: Brockenhurst
Salary: Up to £29,120.00 gross per annum
Driver required? Yes, automatic
Essential: Experience supporting young clients with complex care needs, manual handling, non-smoker/vaper, this role is open to *female applicants only. Experience within a family setting.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Up to 40 hours per week
Pets: Friendly Golden Retriever
Recruiter: Kamila email@example.com
About this client:
Jim (11) is a gentle, charming young lad who enjoys interaction with people, being calmly talked and read to, sensory activities, especially with water involved. Jim is very tactile, he likes being outside, going for walks in the New Forrest. Jim has De Novo Mutation in GABRB3 and Smith-Magenis Syndrome. He has severe epilepsy and can have many seizures during the day and night. He is a wheelchair user, his feed, fluids, and medication are administered via Gastrostomy. Jim uses Eye Gaze to communicate. Jim has a poor bone density; his bones are very fragile. Jim requires suctioning and is using The Vest (airway clearance system).
Overview of role:
We are looking for an experienced, confident, flexible, and caring female* Support Worker to support Jim with his daily routine. Jim is home schooled and you will support him with accessing his learning, providing personal care, implementing therapies and ensuring he is safe and comfortable. Jim requires 1:1 support but at times you will be working alongside his family and team members. Jim’s family have created a beautiful and serene environment for him and you will have a calm and tranquil personality. Due to his condition, he is very fragile and requires support worker who will be very mindful of this and careful when caring for Jim. Up to 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 17.00pm but hours can be discussed with the right candidate. You need to be flexible to work occasionally at the weekend or evenings. £29,120.00 gross per annum for 40 hours a week.
Who this job would suit:
This position will suit a friendly, kind and caring candidate with a genuine passion for making difference and helping to care for others. You will be calm and gentle and have previous experience working in a family setting. You will have excellent communication skills, be trustworthy and adaptable and able to make a long-term commitment to this role.
What’s great about this job:
This is a fantastic opportunity to join Jim’s small, dedicated team. He is an absolute joy to work with, all former team members are still in touch with the family. You will be working in a beautifully adapted house which fit all Jim’s needs. Excellent training opportunity and ongoing support from his loving family and support workers.
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.