Female Full-time Support Worker | East Sussex, BN2 - East Sussex

£20,000 - £24,999
01 Feb 2018
02 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
£12.00 - £14.00 gross per hour! Caring, empathetic and engaging support worker to join wonderful home care team for young lady with an ABI.

Location: Rottingdean, BN2
Nearest Train Station: Rottingdean
Wage / Salary: £12.00 gross per hour weekdays and £14.00 gross per hour weekends
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? Yes, on duty
Desired Experience: Supporting an adult with additional needs, working within a family home.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 12 hour shifts, offering 37.5 hours weekly, flexibly required. 07.30am – 8.00pm (day shifts) and 7.30pm – 8.00am (night shifts). Staff to rotate onto both days and nights

Helen is an engaging 19 year old who is at the heart of a warm and large family that includes siblings, nieces and nephews (& a very friendly little dog!). Helen had a road traffic accident and sustained a traumatic brain injury. She lives in an appropriately adapted home where she receives 2:1 support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The care team is led by a Team Leader, overseen by a Case Manager.

Prior to her accident, Helen was a lively, bubbly and strong-willed young woman who loved shopping, music and horses. She still enjoys these things, but now requires full support to do so. She has retained her strong-will and determination, but can become frustrated and anxious. Helen’s speech is impaired and she requires people to carefully tune into her non-verbal communication. Helen needs people around her who will be patient and calm when needed; always verbally preparing her for what is happening next. Helen is very sensitive to touch and this can be problematic when she is receiving personal care. Helen can stand with support or in a standing frame and has regained sitting balance, but she requires hoisting for all transfers and mobilises in a wheelchair with assistance from her carers. She is fed via a gastrostomy. Helen has a rehabilitation programme in place that her team will implement to promote the very best outcome for her. You will have the opportunity to liaise and be trained by a team of professionals including OTs, physio and speech therapists.

In an ideal world you will have experience with people with an Acquired Brain Injury, and some experience of providing essential care, but the right attitude, commitment and desire to learn is just as important.

If you have the relevant experience, please send your CV to Jade clearly stating your availability.

*Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for a female worker to work with our client.

Please note, whilst Snap endeavour to reply to all applications, some of our positions are so popular this is not possible and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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