We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to work within a family home, supporting a child (10 years old) with a learning difficulty and additional needs. He requires a calm, enthusiastic person, to enable him to express his character, feel safe and enrich his life. The role will include closely working with his parents and other team members. Also, working closely with his Multi-Disciplinary Team, including Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy and Sensory Integration Occupational Therapy. Rehab Assistants will follow therapy programmes to improve his independence and communication skills, and enable him to access his community activities.
The child has a diagnosis of ADHD and requires specialist support to maximise his potential. He has limited verbal communication but can make his needs known. He can be challenged by unpredictable changes in his routine and can present behaviours that we perceive as challenging.
He lives with his parents and sibling.
The child attends a Special Needs School.
This role will mainly be within the family home and access to specialist therapy rooms adjoining the property.
We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, fun and willing to make a difference in this child and his family’s life. We require people who can remain calm in a difficult situation and be able to follow therapy programmes. We also require people who can be adaptable to work, respectfully, with the child’s family.
Shifts available/pay rates
- The job role will include a mixture of the following shifts:
Term time – Mon-Fri – 7-10am, 2.30pm – 6pm
Saturdays – 9 or 10am – 5pm
School holidays – 9 or 10am – 5pm.
Occasional evening shifts, to allow parents to have an evening out, by prior agreement.
Occasional holidays away with client, therefore sleep in shifts and accompanying child alone or with family.
Pay rates, sick pay, holidays, training, supervision and any other benefits.
- £15 p/hr, week and weekend rate. Two weeks paid sick pay per year. 5.6 days, pro rata, Annual Leave. All essential training and regular supervision. Bespoke training if required.
- Offering the child play, sensory and learning opportunities, indoors and out, and encourage exploration of toys.
- Maintaining the child and sibling’s safety at all times, whilst facilitating and supervising them both.
- Maintaining accurate and contemporaneous records, in line with CQC regulations.
- Reporting and communicating effectively with parents, team members and other professionals.
- Supporting the child to manage expectations and changes in his routines. To be aware that the child may become frustrated and present behaviours that challenge us, such as hitting, spitting or throwing things.
- Follow and contribute to therapy programmes