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Bank Special Needs Nanny, Wingfield, Leighton Buzzard – CLOSED

A bright, 8-year old boy, is looking for a new Special Needs Nanny to join his bank team. He has Cerebral Palsy with physical and communication difficulties and lives with his Mum and Dad and younger sister. Would you like to help his Mum to attend appointments in term time and to care for him should he be off school unexpectedly? Can you provide cover before and after school and in the early evenings, weekends and school holidays? If so, then continue reading and send your CV to hr.support@embracehr.co.uk or phone 07767 308 717 for more information.

TITLE: Bank Special Needs Nanny

REPORTS TO: Case Manager

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Parents

PLACE OF WORK: Wingfield, Leighton Buzzard nr Dunstable

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Previous experience of working with children with complex needs, ideally within the home environment and/or the wider community.

WORKING TIME: Bank hours as required, weekdays during term time 7-8.30 a.m. and 4.30-7.30 p.m. Saturdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. split shifts : 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

RATE OF PAY: From £11.00 per hour weekdays

You will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check and must have proof of eligibility to work in the UK. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from this work.

THE JOB ROLE

You will provide the assistance our Client’s parents require for the care of their son and take sole charge at pre-arranged times. You will help with all activities of daily living as well as enable him to access play, learning, social and leisure activities.

Promoting our Client’s wellbeing and support him in implementing the therapy programmes that his therapists and teachers advise will be important as he is making progress in all areas of his development.

ABOUT YOU

You will have previous experience working with children with complex needs, ideally within the home environment and/or the wider community. You are confident working in our Client’s own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of the family. You will easily establish rapport with children and engage them in activities appropriate to their age and functional abilities. You will be able to deliver care competently and be able to provide evidence to demonstrate this. Your outlook will be positive, you will have a great sense of humour and a fun approach. You will also be patient and tolerant, be a good communicator, reliable and trustworthy with a responsible attitude.

You have a flexible approach and use your own initiative when required. You are willing to update your existing skills and learn new skills. You are fit and able to move and handle, using appropriate techniques and equipment.

You can demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and privacy and work effectively as part of a team.

It is desirable if you have a qualification in childcare, teaching or nursing but it is not essential.

Car driver and non-smoker essential.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN DUTIES?

Assist with all aspects of his daily activities including his personal care like bathing, washing, dressing, toileting, feeding and medication.

Liaise with his Mum and Dad, the Team Leader and Case Manager regarding his on-going care.

Follow advice and recommendations made by his therapists such as positioning, feeding, exercises, etc.

Engage our Client in stimulating play under the guidance of his parents and therapists.

Facilitate appropriate social and leisure activities.

Maintain daily physiotherapy and postural management programs.

Assist in the care of the Client’s sister, for instance when the parents are spending time with their disabled son.

Assist with general household tasks as and when required.

Maintain accurate records as required.

Maintain your own records of working hours, including completion of timesheets and records of expenses.

Participate in training to the needs of the Client.

Engage in regular supervision with the Case Manager.

Attend meetings and/or case conferences as required.

Provide cover for care team members during holidays and periods of sickness or absence.

Provide support and assistance on family holidays.

Please send your CV and covering letter to hr.support@embracehr.co.uk or phone 07767 308 717 and we will send you an application form.