Title: Part Time Support Worker/ PA
Location: London, W9
Wage: £15.00 gross per hour
Driver Essential? No
Essential: Positive and proactive attitude, willingness to learn, punctuality, organizational skills
Start Date: January 2021
Days & Hours: Thursdays, 9.00am to 6.00pm
Family/Client Pets: Friendly Dog
About this client:
Neil (22) is a bright and charming young man who has many interests and huge passion for life. Neil is studying for a BA in Theatre and Social Change. He loves going to the theatre, art galleries and enjoys debating about politics. He is also interested in activism, Queer and Disability rights, video games and likes watching movies and documentaries. Neil has a diagnosis of Autism and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. He has a central line, PEG tube and colostomy bag. Neil requires support to manage his medical needs and organise his daily schedule, so he can live an independent and full life as possible.
Overview of role:
The role will involve assisting with Neil’s daily routine on Thursday, the day he doesn’t attend college. Neil is very independent but requires educational support; planning and organizing his college work and assistance with administering medication. You will accompany him on research trips or support him with any other activities he has planned. You need to be punctual and reliable, have plenty of common sense and calmly manage any situation that Neil may find overwhelming or difficult. Hours are 9.00am to 6.00pm on Thursdays, additional hours available to cover annual leave and sickness. £15.00 gross per hour, £135.00 gross for the day.
Who this job would suit:
Apart from having a genuine interest in promoting independence, no experience is required. It would be helpful to have knowledge or experience of autism, but it is not essential as all training will be provided. What is more important, is your personality and ability to offer educational support. You will have an optimistic attitude, be open and friendly, reliable, organized, and level-headed. You will need to be able to judge when to step in and when to give Neil some privacy and space.
What’s great about this job:
This is an amazing opportunity for a candidate who would like to start their career path in SEN and support work. This is a permanent position with a competitive pay rate and excellent training opportunities. You will receive ongoing support from other members of Neil’s team and his family.
Who is recruiting for this role?
Snap Care will be carrying out all recruitment including shortlisting, recruiter interviews and arranging employer interviews.