SO42 | Support Worker

Ref: 2339| Posted: 15th Jul 2022

Title: Full Time Support Workers
Location:  Brockenhurst, SO42
Nearest Train station: Brockenhurst
Salary: £31,200 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: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Pets: Friendly Golden Retriever
Recruiter: Kamila  kamila@snapcare.co.uk

About this client:
David (11) is a gentle, charming young lad who enjoys interacting with people, being calmly talked, and read to, and sensory activities, especially with water involved. David is very tactile, he likes being outside, going for walks in the New Forrest. David 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. David uses Eye Gaze to communicate. David has a poor bone density; his bones are very fragile. David requires suctioning and is using The Vest (airway clearance system).

Overview of role:
We are looking for two experienced, confident, flexible, and caring female* Support Workers to support David with his daily routine. David is home schooled, and you will support him with accessing his learning, providing personal care, implementing therapies, and ensuring he is safe and comfortable. David requires 1:1 support at times you will also be working alongside his family and/or other team members. Due to his condition, he is very fragile and requires support worker who will be very mindful of this and careful when caring for David. Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. £31,200.00 gross per annum, based on 40 hours a week.

Who this job would suit:
This position will suit friendly, kind and caring *female support workers 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. David’s family have created a beautiful and serene environment for him, and you will have a calm and tranquil personality. You will have excellent communication skills, be trustworthy and adaptable and able to make a long-term commitment to this role. You will enjoy being a team player working alongside David’s family and other team members.

What’s great about this job:
This is a fantastic opportunity to join David’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 that meets all David’s needs. Excellent training specifically tailored for David’s needs will be delivered by David’s Team leader and his parents. You will receive 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.

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