We have an exciting opportunity for Support Workers to join a small care team to look after our client, Bobby, a fun loving five-year-old boy with Cerebral Palsy, Dystonia, and complex physical and learning disabilities.
Bobby loves technology and playing games on his iPad. He also loves the adrenaline of muddy walks and adores animals; the family home has a dog, cats, guineapigs, chickens and fish. Bobby has a great love of music and would love you to sing along with him to his favourite songs.
You will be working 1:1 with Bobby ensuring that his 7-year-old sister is able to interact and engage with him, together with his baby brother through the involvement of stimulating activities. The family environment is busy and fun, with the whole family having a love of nature, crafts and music. Bobby’s family are also very involved in his care and you will be required to accompany Bobby on activities outside of the family home.
You will be able to get totally involved in Bobby’s care by supporting with suctioning, peg feeding and drawing and administering medication in line with the MAR sheet and training will be provided.
We have the following shifts available: -
Tuesday & 1 other week day 14.30pm – 19.45pm
1 other week day 16.30pm – 19.45pm
Saturday 07.30am – 19.45pm
Tuesday & 2 other week days 9.30am – 19.45pm
Saturday 07:30am – 19:45pm
With additional hours being available to cover holiday and sickness throughout the year, and you could be required to accompanying the family on their holidays overseas.
Monday to Friday £12.00 per hour plus up to £20 travel allowance per shift if non-car owner*
Saturday & Sunday £14.00 per hour plus up to £20 travel allowance per shift if non-car owner*
Bank holidays £24.00 per hour plus up to £20 travel allowance per shift if non-car owner*
* Amount of travel allowance dependent on distance travelled to the family home.
Experience & Qualities required for the role:
Ideally an experienced Support Worker who has experience of working with children with complex physical and learning disabilities.
Excellent communication skills.
The understanding of working with a family and ensuring the interaction with siblings.
Commitment to assisting the client in engaging in leisure activities and hobbies.
Experience of peg feeding, suctioning and administering medication is desirable although training will be provided.
Understanding of the need for close observation at all times monitoring health and well-being.
If you would like the opportunity to work with Bobby, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your experience, hobbies and interests and the hours you are looking for. No agencies please.