Title: Waking Night Carer
Location: Chiswick, W4
Nearest Tube/Station: Chiswick
Wage: Up to £18.00 gross per Hour
Driver Essential? No
Essential: Experience in a waking night role, experience supporting a child (0-6 years) with additional needs and working in a family setting. Non-smoker/vaper
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 2 nights per week Saturday and Monday 8.00pm – 8.00am
Family/Client Pets: No
Recruiter: Kamila, firstname.lastname@example.org
About this client:
Zach is an engaging, cheerful and charming 5-year-old. Zach enjoys spending time outside, going for walks and playing with his sensory toys and on his play mat. He loves music and singing, and this really brings on his speech and communication. Zach has Cerebral Palsy, which affects all areas of his development. He has episodes of absent seizures (non-medicated), uses PECs and Makaton signs to support his communication and can verbalise words. Zach enjoys a pureed food diet. Zach’s home is fully adapted and has manual hoists.
Overview of role:
The Waking Night Carer will work collaboratively with Zach Neuropsychologist to establish a good night routine and sleep plan. Zach experiences hours of wakefulness and disturb sleep most nights, sometimes up to 2 or 3 hours at a time. His parents are keen to get the routine in place, so Zach has a restful night. The Waking Night Carer will have a video monitor in a separate room to continually monitor and document Zach’s sleep and wakefulness. The role will involve assisting with the bedtime/bath-time routine, personal care, manual handling and tending to all Zach’s needs throughout the night. The Waking Night Carer will be able to commit to 2x12 hour shifts, Saturday and Monday. Opportunity to cover annual leave and staff sickness.
Who this job would suit:
It is essential that you are an experienced Waking Night Carer, with previous experience supporting children with additional needs and have worked in a family setting. You will have excellent communication skills, be reliable, trustworthy, and able to make a long-term commitment to this role.
What’s great about this job:
Excellent person-centered training, ongoing support from Zach’s therapy and case management team. You have the opportunity to work with a lovely family and support a charming young lad.
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.
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