Paediatric Specialist Support Worker - Waking Nights
Halewood, Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Our son is a wonderful 4 year old boy, he enjoys cuddles with his family and carers, having his hand held, listening to nursery rhymes and his music box. He attends school 3 days a week supported by his carer and fully enjoys interaction with his sibling.
We are looking for a specialist support worker for a 4 year old boy who is fully dependent on his carers to meet all his needs. The ideal candidate for this position should have relevant experience working with children with complex needs. Our little boy’s diagnosis is as followed; West syndrome, Epilepsy, development delay, learning difficulties, and gastrostomy fed. He is registered blind and suffers from poor central temperature regulation, endocrine dysfunction and chronic lung disease. The candidate will need to commit to waking night shifts and ad-hoc days.
This package will include the delivery of direct care and maintain a clean and safe environment for our little boy. He requires 1:1 support. A full clean UK driving license is essential so that the support worker can attend social outings. The package will include personal care, health care tasks, community support, family support, overnight support and willing to be committed to shifts as this is an ongoing package.
The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of the following;
• Administration of oxygen
• Oral and nasal pharyngeal suctioning
• Admin of nebulizers/willing to learn chest physiotherapy
• Administration of medication
• Epilepsy awareness
• Infants basic life support – (training to be provided)
• J JEJ awareness and care of the stoma
Waking nights – 21.00pm to 8.00am Part time or Full time hours available/ Day shifts will be available to cover holiday or sickness.
- £ 7.20 - 12.75 Per hour
- Part time
- Bank, Contract, Permanent, Temporary
- Job Level
- Studying / Unqualified, Newly qualified, Qualified (non-manager)
Posted 24 Nov 2016
Closes 24 Dec 2016
This job was posted to: Carer, Community care, Support worker