SS0 | Weekend Waking Night Carer

Ref: 2319| Posted: 3rd Aug 2022

Title: Weekend Waking Night Carer
Location:  Westcliff on Sea, SS0
Nearest Train station: Westcliff on Sea
Salary: Up to £18.00 gross per hour
Driver required? Yes, with own car to the get to the location,
Essential: Experience supporting a young client with complex care needs and epilepsy during a waking night
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours:  Alternate Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8.00pm to 8.00am
Pets: 1 cat and dog
Recruiter: Kamila

About this client:
Archie is 6 years old, he is an endearing and sweet little chap who loves to have a cuddle with his pet cat and dog and enjoys messy play, music, and painting! Archie has Cerebral Palsy, Global Development Delay, a Learning Disability, Epilepsy, and is registered blind.  Because of his complex care and medical needs, Archie requires support and assistance with all his self-care and daily tasks. Archie communicates using sounds and facial expressions. He has a small care team in place and is now looking for an additional Waking Night Carer to join his team on alternate weekends.

Overview of role:
The Waking Night Carer will assist with Archie’s bedtime routine and tend to all his care needs throughout the night, including personal care, administering medication, moving and handling, documenting and logging accurate information, and monitoring stock supplies. Archie can experience high levels of discomfort due to wind and he needs close monitoring and attention to relieve his discomfort and settle and soothe him for a good night sleep.  Shifts are alternate Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8.00pm to 8.00am, £16.00 gross per hour weekdays and £18.00 gross per hour weekends. A family kitchen is available to use with tea and coffee making facilities. You will have your own comfortable chair in Archie’s room to be able to monitor him.

Who this job would suit:
An experienced Waking Night Carer looking for a permanent role offering contracted hours and wish to make a long-term commitment. Previous experience supporting a young client with complex care needs and epilepsy during a waking night is essential. You will need to be a driver with own car to get to the family home.

What’s great about this job:
Excellent client-specific training provided, including 1:1 training from a nurse and ongoing support and supervision provided by Archie’s case manager.  

Who is working with this client?
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.