Title: Support Worker/BuddyLocation: Four Oaks, B74Nearest Tube/Station: Four OaksSalary: £30,368 gross per annumDriver required? Yes, a full licence is requiredEssential: Non-smoker/ vaper, willingness to learn, genuine interest in working in careDesirable: Previous care experience, supporting young clients with learning and physical disabilitiesStart Date: 7 th NovemberDays & Hours: 40 hours per weekPets: NoRecruiter: Kamila Nevrklova About this client: Arthur (15) is a bright and sociable young lad who is in the heart of his loving family. He has 3 younger siblings (3, 10 and 11) and together they are a fun and active family. Swimming, trampolining, skiing, rock climbing and holidays including the Calvert Trust are just some of the activities they all enjoy. As a result of an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Arthur has cerebral palsy, developmental delay and requires support with all daily tasks. He is an active wheelchair user and propels himself around and loves using his Alexa to voice activate his music and lighting systems.
Overview of role: We are looking for a sociable, caring, and friendly Support Worker/ Buddy who will support andassist Arthur with all his daily living tasks, help him enjoy activities out and about, promote his independence and encourage functional skills. On a typical day, you will assist Arthur to get up in the morning and get ready for school. In the afternoon there could be variety of different activities from yoga, swimming to therapy at home. You will become part of a warm and fun-loving team; you don't need experience, just the willingness to learn new skills. All training will be provided. The role is 40 hours per week which will include mornings, afterschool, weekend and on call night shifts. The rota is prepared at least 3 months in advance with the whole team input. £14.00 weekdays; £16.00 weekends, gross per hour.
Who this job would suit: An energetic, positive, friendly, and outgoing Support Worker / Buddy with a great attitude, keen to learn, and happy to muck in as and when needed. Although your focus will be primarily on Arthur you will be flexible and involve his siblings at times too. You will be self-motivated, engaging and thinking on your feet is a must! Every day for Arthur is different, you will be able to adapt to the different aspects of this role.
What's great about this job : This is a permanent, full-time position with a competitive pay rate and excellent training program. This is a great opportunity for candidates who'd like to start their career in care or someone who enjoys working with a multidisciplinary team and would like to implement their experience in home setting. You will be working in a beautifully designed home, surrounded by Arthur's loving family and dedicated team. You will have the opportunity to accompany him on holiday, where travel, food and drink allowances are paid. Above all Arthur is a fantastic young lad and he will be a joy to work with and witness his progress.
Who is recruiting for this role? Our client is using our Shortlist Service. Snap Care will screen applications to confirm the essential criteria for the position are met. The client will then continue the recruitment process. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to us sending your CV and contact details to our client. Please see our website for more information.