East Sussex
£17.00 gross per hour

TN22 Uckfield | Support Worker

Ref: 2152| Posted: 5th Jan 2022

Title: Female Support Worker
Location: Uckfield, TN22
Nearest Station: Uckfield
Wage: Up to £17.00 gross per hour
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? On Duty
Essential: Supporting a child/young person with complex medical needs, PEG, manual handling, satisfactory references, and DBS, non-smoker, swimmer
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Part time position
Family/Client Pets: Friendly Labrador
Recruiter: Kamila@snapcare.co.uk 

About this client:
Adam (13) is a charming young lad who enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the outdoors and spotting the various animals that visit his garden. Adam has athetoid cerebral palsy, severe dystonia (a movement disorder), respiratory difficulties when he is unwell and is fully dependent on others for all his personal care tasks.  Adam is moved using hoists and slings. He has a blended diet and all fluids and medication via a PEG and Mic-key Button.  Adam has a range of specialist equipment and is unable to weight bear or walk so has a wheelchair to get around his home environment and the community.  Adam is non-verbal and communicates using facial expression and some Eye Gaze.  He can express his likes and dislikes to people who know him well.

Overview of role:
Your role will be to assist Adam’s with all aspects of his daily routine and enable him to pursue his interests. Adam requires 2:1 support and you will be working alongside another team member. At weekends you will take Adam out on trips, plan age-appropriate activities and implement his therapy programmes. You must be a swimmer, be confident in manual handling, providing personal care and gastrostomy management. Shifts include: Monday to Friday, term-time, 4.30pm to 8.30pm, and Weekends: 10.00am to 8.30pm. This can be a shared position so please confirm your availability when applying. £15.00 gross per hour weekdays and £17.00 gross per hour weekends.

Who this job would suit:
This role will suit a Female* Support Worker who is fun, energetic, patient and a team player; you will be working alongside other team members and Adam’s parents. You need to have previous experience supporting young client with complex medical needs.  A driver with their own car is essential due to the working location.

What’s great about this job:
This is a permanent position with a fantastic hourly rate. You will receive ongoing training and excellent hands-on support from Adam's Case management company, his team leader and family. Adam is a lovely chap who will be an absolute pleasure to work with. 

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.

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