IG10 | Paediatric Support Worker

Permanent Full Time

Title: Paedriatric Support Worker

Location: Loughton, IG10

Nearest Tube/Station: Loughton / Theydon Bois

Wage: £17.00 Gross per Hour, £170.00 Gross per Shift

Driver Essential? Yes. Manual, adapted vehicle for use on duty

Essential: Childcare experience, complex medical care (PEG Feeding and/or suctioning experience), non-smoker/vaper

Start Date: ASAP

Days & Hours: Friday: 8.00am to 6.00pm

Family/Client Pets: Yes 2 cats

Recruiter: Jade

About this client/child:

Oscar is 7 years old and is at the centre of a loving, warm, and welcoming family; Mum, Dad, his older brother, and a sibling due to be born any day! Oscar loves spending time with his family, exploring, playing outside, and using his iPad. Oscar sustained a brain injury at birth and as a result has a physical disability, global developmental delay, and complex medical needs.  Oscar receives his nutrition, fluid and medication via a PEG feed and requires suctioning. With the input of his rehabilitation programme, Oscar has made huge progress with his mobility over the past 12 months, he mostly bottom shuffles however, can pull to standing and walk whilst hand-holding. His communication also continues to improve, and he has started to high tech AAC device and some Makaton signs to support his expressive communication.

Overview of role:

The Support Worker will provide 1:1 care and support to Oscar on Fridays, assisting with his medical needs, personal care, exploring new hobbies and interests, plan and organise activities, support with learning and education, and his overall development and rehabilitation. Oscar has a care plan and a full MDT / therapy team assisting with his rehabilitation. As his support worker you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside his team implementing his therapy and continue to help him make progress. Oscar attends school 4 mornings a week.  He has a Snap Care Support Worker who works two days a week with him at present. This is a permanent role offering a set shift (Friday) weekly, 8.00am to 6.00pm.

Who this job would suit:

An energetic, outgoing, bubbly, and resourceful Support Worker with experience in paediatric and complex care.  For this role, you must be a driver (manual), confident supporting a client in the water, and non-smoker/vaper. 

What’s great about this job:

Oscar is a pleasure to work with and support; he is an extremely determined little boy. You will have the opportunity to continue supporting him to exceed expectations and work on his independence. The successful candidate will receive excellent training in all aspects of Oscar’s care and medical plan. A great permanent part-time position with excellent payrates!

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.  for more information