Support Worker

  • £12 - 14 per hour + plus travel allowance for non
  • Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  • 360 Case Management

Support Workers

Speldhurst, Kent

An opportunity has arisen for Support Workers to join a small care team to look after a five-year-old boy with Cerebral Palsy, Dystonia, and complex physical and learning disabilities, working in a non-smoking family home. 

As a Support Worker you will ensure 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.  He loves technology and playing games on the iPad.  He also loves the adrenaline of muddy walks and adores animals; the family home has a dog, cats, guineapigs, chickens and fish. This is a busy, fun and stimulating family environment with a true love of nature, crafts and music.

Working with children all Support Workers need to balance being a calm and gentle character, with being an entertainer and prepared to sing along to his favourite songs; he loves all types of music. 

As part of the Support Worker role you will be required (training provided) to support with suctioning, peg feeding and drawing and administering medication in line with the MAR sheet.  Working with the family who are very involved in the care of their son, you will be required to accompany the client on activities.

Hourly Rates:

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.

Support Worker Shifts available:

Term Time

Tuesday & 1 other week day                            14.30pm – 19.45pm

1 other week day                                            16.30pm – 19.45pm

Saturday                                                        07.30am – 19.45pm                                       

Non-Term Time

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.

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 to be considered for the role, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your experience, hobbies and interests and the hours you are looking for.  No agencies please.

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  • Reference: 360CMRW0011