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NEW : Special Needs Nanny / Support Worker

Special Needs Nanny /Support Worker – FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME HOURS AVAILABLE

Hendon, North London, NW4

We are currently recruiting a Support Worker / Special Needs Nanny for a family in the Hendon, North London, NW4 area on behalf of our private client.

Role Details

This is a unique role working to support a 12-year old boy (the client) to fulfil his daily living requirements. You, as his Support Worker, will be required to work alongside their team and the family to ensure all aspects of daily living are adhered to. This is inclusive of but not limited to:

  • Medication administration
  • Personal care
  • Transferring
  • Communication
  • Food preparation and management
  • Household tasks
  • Appointment attendance

As this client has complex needs, there are many professionals involved in the support provided, including Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. The Special Needs Nanny / Support Workers will be required to learn the routines they provide in order to carry these out as part of the day to day support.

Requirements

An ideal candidate will be able to commute comfortably to NW4, have experience working with children, particularly with experience with Cerebral Palsy and communication. You will be patient, fun, caring person. You will have experience handling medication and supporting complex children with all aspects of day to day living. You will be a team player, flexible in your delivery of care and dedicated to your role and working well with fellow Support Workers.

You will be required to complete 6 weeks training prior to fully undertaking the role. This will enable you to be fully equipped to complete the job to the best of your ability. During this priod you will have the chance to get to the know the client and family and for them to get to know you.

Other details

Location: Hendon, North London

Payscale: Weekdays £11.00 per hour / Weekends £12.00 per hour

Part time and full time hours available

Family are fully flexible for the right candidate and are more than happy to discuss this during your interview.

You do not need to be a driver to apply for this role – whilst you will be attending appointments with the client, parents will also be in attendance and will be driving to and from the appointments.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work alongside a supportive team and family, where you will be fully appreciated and supported in the work that you do.

An Enhanced DBS is a requisite for this special needs and criminal convictions do not necessarily prevent employment.

Smoke free applicants only please.

Contact:

Cecily Lalloo by emailing us, or use the contact form at www.embracehr.co.uk/contact. Our privacy notice can be found here.

No agencies please.

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Haywards Heath Support Worker

Permanent Support Worker in Haywards Heath

Are you looking for weekend work?

Do you have time during school holidays to work extra hours?

If the above doesn’t suit, do still contact us as there may be other opportunities available.

Job title: Support Worker

Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16

Pay:Weekend Day Shifts £13-15 per hour depending on experience

Available Shifts:Weekends

Who will be in your care?

H is a 13-year old girl who lives with her family in Haywards Heath. She enjoys the company of happy, lively people with outgoing personalities. She has a fantastic sense of humour, loves being out in the community and playing with her siblings. She joins in all activities connected with family life.  We are now recruiting support workers to join her team.

H is non-verbal with sensory impairments.

If you have experience or are willing to work to learn about H, who has complex physical and learning needs, if you are within easy travelling distance of Haywards Heath, then please do contact us.

We need Support Workers to have a full, clean UK driver’s licence as you will be responsible for taking H around in her own vehicle.

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About you

Are you a female* Support Worker who is a non-smoker with a great attitude to work with our 13-year old girl?

Your outlook will be positive. You’ll want to learn and know more about H’s particular needs so that you can support her. We will provide training for the right Support Worker.

Punctuality for the role, in fact any role, is important. As your place of work is also the family’s home, you will know the importance of boundaries, of working respectfully in their home, and of their rights to confidentiality.

You will provide H with personal care, administration of her medication, implement and follow through on her therapy plans and ensure your record keeping is accurate and meaningful.

Do you provide a high level of care? Does H sound like someone you can work with?

If so, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us now!

  The small print

*Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010An enhanced

DBS certificate is a requirement, criminal convictions may not necessarily prevent employment


Embrace HR Limited is not a recruitment agency, we recruit directly for our clients. No agencies please.

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Based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Embrace HR Limited supports business owners who do not have their own HR department or those that do but need help from time to time. We also work across the Home Counties of Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, and also SMEs based in London.

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CLOSED Female Support Worker

Support Worker to join a team in Northwood, HA6

We are the HR Department for our Clients. The family are looking for support workers to care for their daughter in their own home – direct employment

APPLY NOW … Click here to complete the application form on TotalJobs

We are looking for female Support Workers* to join our small home care team to care for a 10 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy and associated complex needs in her family home in permanent roles.You will often be working with another Support Worker.A full, clean UK drivers licence is essential and you will drive the client’s adapted vehicle.

She is an exuberant and extremely sociable young girl with a great sense of humour who thoroughly enjoys, playing games, cooking, arts/crafts and pursuing her leisure interests of skiing, sailing, swimming and theme parks.

About you

We are looking for Support Workers who have a fun energetic personality and can keep up with a dynamic young girl. You must be experienced in supporting children with special needs, in particular with a child who has both physical and communication difficulties. You will have a positive outlook and be willing to learn about the child’s particular needs.Support Workers will be punctual and respectful of working in a family home and environment.

*Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010

An enhanced DBS certificate is a requirement, criminal convictions may not necessarily prevent employment.

Please provide your CV when applying

 

JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPEC

JOB TITLE:                                              Family Support Worker

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISORS:                 Parents

PAY:    Week days £14 per hour, Weekends and bank holidays £16.00 per hour

SHIFTS: Talk to us if these shifts don’t suit. For the right person … 

Weekends and school holidays: 8am to 5pm, 9am to 5pm, 5pm to 9pm and 5pm to 10pm.

Term time: weekdays (Monday to Friday) various shifts between 6.45am to 11am and 2.30pm to 10pm.

MAIN SCOPE OF THE SUPPORT WORKER JOB:

To provide personal care, support and stimulating environment for the client. Undertake tasks as detailed in the care plans.  Ensure the highest “quality of life” for the client both in her home and elsewhere.

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SUPPORT WORKER

 As a member of staff:

  • Work with client, professionals and family to undertake duties required in a support worker role and as requested by the client, family and case manager
  • To be a professional member of the support worker team, supporting colleagues as necessary
  • To ensure that colleagues are fully informed of recent developments at handover time
  • Be aware of issues of safeguarding and alert case manager to any concerns regarding the client’s safety and wellbeing
  • Be reliable and punctual; alert the family, at the earliest possible opportunity, if unable to attend for work in an emergency or in case of illness.
  • To maintain expected high standards of care and report to the others on duty any breaches in professional practice, and/or inform parents or case manager
  • Participate in meetings called by the parents and / or case manager
  • In conjunction with parents and case manager, to be involved in supervision and appraisal to monitor personal and professional development.

Direct work with the client:

  • To ensure individual needs of the child are met, at all times ensuring her safety, and that routines are arranged so that the client’s needs are paramount.
  • To contribute to the planning of a programme of care and treatment to meet the child’s needs.  To prepare feedback and reports as required and participate in meetings, e.g. planning meetings and case conferences if appropriate.
  • To ensure client confidentiality at all times in record keeping and discussions concerning client.
  • To ensure dignity and respect and privacy are maintained at all times for her and her family.
  • To ensure that all duties will require negotiation and agreement with the parents.
  • To encourage her to live as full, active and comfortable a life as possible, planning and arranging social and recreational activities within the home and in the local community, taking into account her health and medical condition.  To ensure that in such planning the parents play as full a part as possible in the day to day running of the client’s situation.
  • When required, to support the family during holiday periods at home and possibly abroad; this is negotiable. On occasional days and weekends when parents are away to take responsibility for the sole charge of the child.
  • To offer her stimulation and opportunities for interactive and explorative play, taking into account her medical and health condition.
  • To liaise with external agencies as requested by the parents or Case Manager in relation to the individual needs of the child (Medical Professionals, Pharmacy, G.P., Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapists, Educational Services, etc.).
  • To assist with all aspects of personal care and daily living for her once training has been given.
  • To monitor medical supplies and, if running low, notify the parents so that the stock can be replenished.
  • To assist her with exercises and treatment as instructed by any identified therapist or her parents.
  • To have particular regard to the monitoring of the health of the child, this could change significantly and rapidly.
  • To maintain patience and calmness at all times and, following guidelines given, act on own initiative to deal with circumstances to the best of your ability.  This may, on occasions, necessitate emergency treatment or admission to hospital.
  • Administer any medication prescribed as agreed with the family and keep a written record of all drugs administered as per the Medication Policy.
  • To provide a daily written handover record of input with the child, also to record any changes in her presentation and feedback to family and staff members in the communication book.
  • To provide high standards of cleanliness, comfort and homeliness at all times.
  • To undertake some household duties as and when necessary relating to the child and the areas she accesses within the home; also to assist with the cleaning of specific equipment and resources.
  • To work with her family and friends. This may involve the highest degree of sensitivity and insight into family dynamics.
  • Show sensitivity and consideration when working in the client’s home, respecting her family’s personal boundaries and privacy and interacting as appropriate with her siblings.
  • To be imaginative and creative in finding new interests and activities for and with the client.
  • To act as an empathetic and caring companion to the client.

GENERAL:

  • Ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard and that the welfare of the client is paramount at all times.
  • To be individually accountable for standards of professional practice.
  • In an emergency and in case of illness, to be flexible and to stand in for other staff members.
  • To be open to and willing to obtain additional training to at least HSC Level 2.
  • Comply with relevant legislation and operational guidelines.
  • To undertake any other related duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of the post.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Requirements:

  • Be willing not to smoke during your hours of duty.
  • Excellent references and enhanced DBS
  • Experience of working with children with special needs, especially a child with complex physical difficulties.
  • Willing to partake in training sessions and use new information in your role as Support Worker.
  • Be physically fit to participate in the client’s therapeutic activities.
  • Be physically able to support moving and handling needs.
  • Ability to assist sensitively with intimate personal care and support client in developing her own skills and awareness.
  • Able to cope with a busy family household and work with our client’s family in a sensitive and positive manner, also with her siblings.
  • Able to demonstrate a positive interest and attitude to working with a child with special needs, fostering choice, independence and confidence.
  • Commitment to non-discriminatory practice and to social inclusion.
  • Awareness of safeguarding and the rights of young people.
  • Able to use initiative to provide energetic, constructive and creative play activities.
  • Able to commit to agreed hours, attending punctually and reliably.
  • Able to be flexible, energetic, fun and lively, and support the client’s and family’s chosen lifestyle and interests.
  • Flexibility to vary hours to reflect college and holiday routines, and to attend occasional meetings and supervision.
  • Willing and able to take the client out, both at home and abroad, to places of interest, offering a safe and secure routine.
  • Able to listen wholeheartedly to assist the client to use her emerging and developing communication skills.
  • Able to assist with all household tasks and duties as requested by the client’s parents
  • Be able and willing to work using own initiative but also collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Resourceful, self-motivated and calm in order to deal competently with any challenges that arise when working alone.
  • Able to follow through on recommendations made by the therapy, medical and school professionals involved with the client.
  • Sound basis education with good written and effective verbal communication skills to facilitate the documentation of accurate records of your work with the client.
  • Commitment to be actively involved in regular supervision, appraisal and personal development
  • Characteristics – good sense of humour, dedication, flexibility, professional, respectful, adaptable.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality during all discussions and documentation.
  • Above all, to provide our client with a high quality of care, support and fun!

Desirable:

  • Health and Social Care / Certificate for the Children & Young People’s Workforce.
  • Flexibility to work occasional additional hours in order to join in particular activities.
  • Ability to use and understand Makaton.
  • Be able to accompany the family on occasional weekends away and for occasional family holidays in the UK and possibly abroad.

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