Title: Support Worker
Location: Battle, TN33
Nearest Station: Battle
Wage/Salary: Up to £16.00 gross per hour
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Some experience within the care field but full, bespoke training provided.
Desirable: Experience with complex care and NVQ in Care or similar
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 36.5 contracted hours per week. Bank contacts can also be offered.
Family/Client Pets: Dog
About this client/child:
George aged 25, is a sociable young man who enjoys watching videos on his iPad and eating out with his carers for lunch. George was born with macrocephaly and hydrocephalus. He has an Acquired Brain Injury, cerebral quadriplegia, complex epileptic seizures and a tracheostomy in place. He also has an NG tube fitted for fluids and medication but eats orally – he loves his food! George is a full-time wheelchair user and requires care and support for all activities of daily living, personal and medical care. Although George is non-verbal he is very expressive and you are able to pick up on his needs and wants the longer you spend with him.
Overview of role:
We are looking for an experienced Support Worker to join George’s friendly and supportive team. When on shift you will always be working 2:1 with a qualified nurse making sure all his personal care and daily living needs are met. George has a severe form of epilepsy which at times leads to apnea. During these emergency situations you will assist the nurse and follow directions efficiently. During the day shifts part of your role will be taking George out in his adapted van for lunch. There are cleaning duties and ironing related to George, as required. The role offers 36.5 contracted hours per week, covering weekdays and weekends. There will be a mixture of days shifts (7.00am to 7.15pm) and sleeping night shifts (7.00pm to 7.15am). The night shifts would involve waking for emergencies and covering the nurse’s one hour break although the Support Worker may be woken for routine care such as pad changes or repositioning. Rates offered are £14.00 during weekdays and £16.00 gross per hour during weekends. The Rota would usually be provided 6 to 8 weeks in advance, but until there is enough staff, this is currently being provided 3 weeks in advance.
Who this job would suit?
This role will suit a friendly, compassionate, and reliable Support Worker who is comfortable to work closely with a qualified nurse. It is essential that you have some experience working with the care field, are a confident driver (automatic) and able to commit to a mixture of shifts. George is cared for at his family home so, building good working relationships and respecting the family home is important
What’s great about this job:
The successful candidate will receive full online training focusing on basic life support, personal hygiene, and manual handling. You will also receive bespoke training including tracheostomy care and suctioning, as well as receiving 1:1 support from a designated nurse. You will be provided with an £8.00 lunch allowance per day shift, a great opportunity to have a lunch date with George!
Who is recruiting for this role?
We are working in association with a private client/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. Please see our website for more info on how Snap works with associated companies/clients.