Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 00039876-1
  • Date Posted: 20 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Wolverhampton
  • Salary: £13.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Title: Support Worker
Location: Wolverhampton, WV14
Nearest Station: Coseley
Wage: £13.00 gross per hour
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Confident supporting a child with anxiety and complex global developmental needs including visual impairment. Must be confident with behaviour management and personal care.
Desirable: NNEB qualification or social care NVQ and prior experience working as part of a Multidisciplinary team (MDT)
Start Date: ASAP, 1 year contract
Days & Hours: Monday to Friday, average of 20 hours a week
Family/Client Pets: Three Dogs

About this client/child:
Jake aged 13 has a big smile and presents as a fun-loving and happy boy. He has always been a big fan of different modes of transports, especially the familiar sound of moving traffic and enjoys trainspotting. More recently he has become very attached to his electronic tablet. Jake has an Acquired Brain injury (ABI) due to an incident within the first 10 weeks of his life resulting in Global Developmental Delay, visual impairment, cognitive and behavioural challenges. Jake was adopted aged 3 and joined a loving family home. He has recently been diagnosed with extreme anxiety, possibly due to his concerns around COVID-19, continued periods of lockdown and school non-attendance. He is demonstrating a reluctance to be away from his parents or participate in any activities outside of the family home.

Overview of role:
A key part of this role will be for the Support Worker to develop a positive, supportive and friendly relationship with Jake. This will help him build his trust and confidence and allow you to work 1:1 with Jake, slowly building to venturing outside of the family home. A phased return to school has been agreed and you will work flexibly with Jake at home, in the school and in the community to give him the support that he needs. Jake has had some toileting incidents especially surrounding school so you will need to be confident managing his personal care. We are looking for a Support Worker to work 20 hours per week, flexible daytime hours Monday to Friday between 7.00am to 8.00pm to be mutually agreed. There is the potential for hours to increase in the future when Jake is in full time education.

Who this job would suit:
Jake responds best to someone with a good sense of humour and a fun, positive attitude. You should be kind, patient and creative. It is important that Jake is with someone who can reassure him and make him feel safe. When Jake feels anxious, he can become confrontational so you should be confident with behaviour management. You should also be a driver with your own car, a non-smoker and confident swimmer. This role is suitable for a *female Support Worker.

What’s great about this job:
You will become part of a fantastic MDT team of clinical professionals supporting Jake and his parents consisting of: Case Manager, Educational Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and Specialist Disability Nurse. Training surrounding ABI and Jake’s specific needs will also be provided.

Who’s recruiting for this vacancy?
Snap will be carrying out all recruitment for this family, including shortlisting and interviewing.

*Where a specific gender is stated as essential, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance to paragraph 1, of schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for female or male worker to work with our client