Family Support Workers Required
- Waking nights: 2000 – 0700 hrs minimum of once, maximum of twice per week.
- No fixed hours. Ideally suited for those with other commitments, students etc. This would be a combination of nursery hours, evenings and waking nights and other required hours. Ideally (for familiarity) a minimum of 4 hours per week, not necessarily at short notice.
All shifts are planned up to 2 months in advance.
There will be opportunities to pick up extra hours to assist with after school activities and ad-hoc hours.
All hours to be agreed personally upon appointment.
All hours subject to confirmation. Hours will be more regular upon appointment for training purposes.
Pay rate: £10 per hour
Do you want to make a BIG difference to our family?
Are you someone who is competent, caring, and conscientious with a sense of humour who would like to work in a busy lively family home?
Then we might be just who you are looking for! We need people who are all of the above to support our three year old son through the night and the day.
Our son is stuck in a body that does not work. He can barely move. He cannot sit up, breathe, feed or move without support, but this doesn’t stop him!
A note from our son:
I love to be around other children, to watch Paw Patrol, to splash in a warm pool, paint with my hands and to be read stories. When I am feeling adventurous I like to ice skate (in my buggy), be bounced on a trampoline, feel reptiles and see the pigs at the farm. I need someone to help me do these typical 3 year old things. Is it you?
Experience or previous training is NOT essential. A positive, flexible attitude and willingness to learn and undertake training (will include tracheostomy, gastrostomy, medication and physio needs) is a must. The skills you will need to bring are fun, and a determination to support us to lead an ordinary family life so we can all – especially our son – play, stay safe, and be a part of the world.
If you feel passionate about supporting our family you can request an application pack by emailing email@example.com
Post is subject to DBS check and references.
If you would like more information about the position or would like to discuss the hours available please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.