Title: Buddy / Support Worker
Location: Kingston on Thames, KT2
Nearest Tube/Station: Raynes Park
Wage/Salary: Up to £18.50 Gross Per Hour
Driver Essential? Yes, an automatic wheelchair-adapted vehicle is provided when on duty for driving Anna.
Essential: A fun personality is key for this role! Non-smoker/Vaper and confident swimmer. *Female applicants only
Desirable: Experience working with young adults with a physical disability and/or learning difficulties
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Alternate Fridays (Term time only) 5.00pm to 9.00pm and Alternate Saturday’s (term-time and school holidays) 8.30am to 8.30pm
Family/Client Pets: Dog
Recruiter: Jade – (url removed)
About this client/child:
Anna aged 15 is a very sociable teenager who loves to explore life and has a brilliant sense of humour! She loves going to festivals, discos, exploring new cities, going to pop concerts, musicals, and watching videos on Tik-Tok. Anna has cerebral palsy. She is very able but requires some support with her mobility and communication. She drives a power wheelchair with close supervision. She can communicate verbally; sometimes this can be unclear so requires patience and encouragement to help her communicate her needs and wishes. In addition, she requires help with dressing, eating, and personal care. Anna attends a residential school Monday to Friday which she loves.
Overview of role:
This is a brilliant part-time job for a *Female Buddy / Support Worker on the alternate Friday evenings (term time only) and alternate Saturdays (All year round). After a long week at school Friday evenings are a great time for Anna to chill and have a ‘girl’s night in’! On Saturday morning Anna attends a dance group which you will take her to, and the rest of the day is open to organising fun activities and outings. For example, meals out, cinema or finding a show to watch. You will also assist Anna with her personal care and manual handling, full training will be provided. The role offers £16.50 gross during the week and £18.50 gross per hour during the weekend. If you would like additional hours during school holidays, these can be mutually agreed.
Who this job would suit:
A confident, bubbly, energetic *Female Buddy / Support Worker with a great sense of fun – Anna really connects with people who make her laugh! You’ll be able to chat and joke with Anna but also be there to reassure her when she needs it. If you have experience with young adults with a physical disability and/or learning difficulties, that will be great, but all training provided. As this role is a buddy role, age is a Genuine Occupational Requirement and will suit some younger, possibly a college/university student. Ideally, you’ll have your own transport as the house is not very close to public transport.
What’s great about this job:
This is a lovely job for someone who is looking for part-time hours or someone starting out in the support worker field; experience is not essential, and all mandatory training is provided. Competitive hourly rate. You’ll enjoy spending time with Anna and be welcomed by her very friendly, relaxed family. You will be well supported by a case manager.
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 is 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. for more information.
*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
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