Up to £17.00 gross per hour

SW19 | Support Worker

Ref: 2162| Posted: 13th Jan 2022

Title: Support Worker/ Buddy

Location: Wimbledon, SW19
Nearest Station: Southfields
Wage: Up to £17.00 gross per hour
Driver Essential? Preferable
Essential: A g
ood understanding and extensive experience with children with an Acquired Brain Injury and Learning Disability. You must have worked with a similar age group and have excellent communication skills
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Part-Time and Full-time roles available
Family/Client Pets: No
Recruiter: Kamila Nevrklova

About this client: Robert (9) is a friendly chap who enjoys spending time with others, listening to music and watching TV, especially ‘In the Night Garden’. Robert’s favourite activities are to watch cars driving past and go to the park.  He lives at home with his two siblings and his mum and attends specialist school. Robert has an Acquired Brain Injury which resulted in cerebral palsy and epilepsy, microcephaly, and developmental disorder and feeding difficulties. Robert is non-verbal but can express his likes and dislikes through facial expressions and sounds, and he is starting to use PECS. Robert needs support with all aspects of daily tasks.

Overview of role: We require a confident, proactive, and fun Buddy who can support Robert to explore new interests and activities and promote his independence. Your role will be to supervise his after-school and weekend routines, organise different community activities, implement therapy programs or just relax with Robert at home. 

Days: School term: Monday 5.00pm to 9.00pm, Tuesday to Friday 3.00pm to 9pm, Saturday 9.00am to 9.00pm, alternate Sunday 9.00am to 9.00pm School holidays: Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 9.00pm, Alternate Sunday 9.00am to 9.00pm. This can be a shared position, please confirm your availability when you apply.

Who this job would suit: This exciting position will suit an active, energetic and fun support worker who will build a trusting and engaging relationship with Robert and help him to achieve his full potential. You will have great communication skills, be a team player and enjoy providing 1:1 support in a private home setting. You will need a good understanding and extensive experience with children with an Acquired Brain Injury and Learning Disability.

What’s great about this job: This is a permanent position with a competitive salary. You will receive ongoing training and excellent hands-on support from Robert’s Case manager and his multidisciplinary team. This is a truly rewarding role and you will be working in a friendly environment.

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.