Title: Support Worker
Location: Kingston upon Thames, KT2
Nearest Tube/Station: New Malden / Hampton Wick
Wage: £18.00 Weekdays | £20.00 Weekends | £30,800 + Gross per Annum
Driver Essential? Yes. Must be confident driving an adapted automatic vehicle on duty
Essential: Previous experience supporting a young adult with additional needs
Desirable: Degree-level education, interest in higher education. Experience working as a Support Worker with neurological conditions/ brain injury
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 33 Hours per week 8.00am to 8.00pm. Rota is provided 4 weeks in advance. The client is unable to offer set shifts on this package.
Family/Client Pets: None
Recruiter: (url removed)
About this client/child:
Michel is 26 and supported by his loving, dedicated family, and expert therapy team. He sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 5 years ago but is making a remarkable recovery due to his sheer determination to succeed. With the love of his parents, siblings, and 2-1 support, he has been able to reach his goals, such as a college course he recently completed, and another, which Michel started in October. Michel’s long-term aim is to resume the higher education academic studies he was undertaking at the time of his injury. Michel enjoys culture and is a high achieving academic by background with a strong Christian faith, which sustains him during challenging times. He is motivated by learning and strives to achieve in everything he does. He has a positive outlook with a quick and intelligent wit. He likes to build a strong rapport and mutual respect with his Support Workers. Michel can weight bear, but his balance is very unsteady, so he always requires the support of 2 people. He uses a wheelchair, a frame, or Nordic poles depending on the environment he is in and who he is with. He enjoys eating nourishing, healthy food and the social aspect of eating together as a family and with friends. Michel communicates verbally and has worked extremely hard with his speech therapist to improve his intelligibility.
Overview of role:
Michel is focused and driven to achieve, so you need to be dynamic and keen to support him holistically to meet his health and social care needs. Michel has an intensive therapy and daily rehabilitation programme; (training is provided.) You will continually promote Michel’s independence and empower him to achieve the goals he has set for himself. He requires a positive, determined, and focused Support Worker who is committed to supporting him on his recovery and rehabilitation journey. This is a permanent contract comprising 3 x 12.00 hour shifts a week. Rotas are provided 1 month in advance and include weekdays and weekends.
Who this job would suit:
This is an ideal role for a student studying part-time, working towards a degree or equivalent. You will be an excellent communicator and team player as the role is 2-1. You will bring to this role, an empathetic, positive attitude and be passionate about providing excellent and professional care. Michel enjoys travelling and you will be expected to accompany him. He has recently visited Oxford, Madrid, Vienna, Bethlehem, and Italy.
What’s great about this job:
Michel has an extensive rehabilitation programme, overseen by expert therapists so you will receive client-specific training in all aspects of his care, rehabilitation, and therapy. Working with Michel represents a great opportunity to learn from a truly inspirational remarkable young man and his very welcoming and supportive family.
Who is recruiting for this role?
Our client is using our Shortlist Service. Snap 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. Please see our website for more information