Part-Time / Flexible Buddy / Support Worker | Clophill, Bedfordshire

£11.00-£13.00 per hour
23 Nov 2016
21 Dec 2016
Orange Recruitment
Contract Type
Part Time

Part-Time / Flexible Buddy / Support Worker | Clophill, Bedfordshire
Location: Clophill, Bedfordshire
Wage / Salary: £11.00-£13.00 per hour
Driver required: Yes
Use of a car: N/A
Essential Experience: Working with children or adolescents with moderate physical disabilities and additional educational/learning needs.
Start Date: ASAP
Days and Hours: 3.30pm – 7.30pm – Monday to Friday (term time)
School Holidays: TBC

Our 11-year-old female client is looking for a friendly, motivated and personable buddy/support worker to assist her with her after school routine, therapy activities and bedtime routine. She has a significant cortical visual impairment (registered partially sighted), global developmental delay, microcephaly (small head size) and generalised low muscle tone (hypotonia), and as a result, she has some physical and additional learning and educational needs. Our client is independently mobile in familiar environments e.g. inside the home and the school playground, but requires additional support in unfamiliar environments. She lives at home with her supportive family.

Sessions will be four hours during term-time, however this will be discussed with suitable candidates and support could increase to include weekends and more than four hours per day during school holidays.

The support will focus on assisting our client with making snacks, carrying out therapy programmes, play, homework and getting ready for bed. The support role will then be potentially developed and increased during the weekends and school holidays, and will consist of attending appointments, attending local groups and outings with the family. Activities may also include accompanying her to the swimming pool, horse riding, bowling or improving her independence and access to the local community.

The buddy/support worker needs to be able to take initiative and also use direction and guidance from the team. The buddy/support worker will be asked provide feedback from the sessions to monitor our client's progress.

If you have experience of working with and helping children or adolescents with additional educational needs, mild to moderate physical disabilities and also improving their independence both at home and within the community, then you would be ideal to assist our client to achieve her goals.

This position could be suitable for a trainee or graduate in a social or healthcare profession, as regular supervision sessions and training will be carried out by a Case Manager. The successful applicant would be subject to a DBS check, all expenses incurred as part of the role would be covered.