Support Worker

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Salary Description
£12.50 per hour
Contract Type

 Support Worker Required in Abbotsley, PE19

£12.50 per hour daytime, £100 for a 10-hour overnight shift

Due to the nature of the role a full clean driver’s license is required.


Personal assistant extraordinaire needed to support and care for our 8-year-old disabled daughter who has severe learning disabilities and a big personality.


Main Duties

Duties include supporting her in all aspects of life such as personal care, preparing and feeding meals, taking her out for walks (in her buggy) and trips out to interesting places, helping her play with her toys, bathing, and keeping her company while watching TV and chilling out.

She doesn't walk unaided, and you will need to be fit to help her with standing transfers from wheelchair to comfier seating and some of her physio exercises.  She doesn't talk, but is very opinionated, so you'll need to use some communication tools (and intuition) to tune in to what she has to say.

She has a form of epilepsy and needs emotional support during seizures, full training will be given so you can manage these if necessary, when away from our home.  She also has a range of challenging behaviours to keep us all on our toes, and you'll be trained on how to best manage these too.


Hours & Pay Rate

There are a number of shifts available:


1-2 afterschool shifts – 3 to 4 hours, including making and feeding tea


Weekend and school holiday shifts - 4 to 6 hours including trips out


Occasional evenings and overnight shifts at the weekends.


£12.50 per hour daytime, £100 for a 10-hour overnight shift

 Plus 5.6 weeks of paid annual leave (pro-rata)


Person Specification

Ideally, you will have special needs experience and/or experience of looking after (and entertaining) young children.  You will definitely need initiative, humour, patience, and a big heart and in return, you'll be rewarded with the widest grins (and even squeals of delight) when she starts to recognise you and a sense of having helped someone really special.  

Must have an enhanced DBS certificate and a checkable full clean driver’s license.


“Please note that this advert has been placed on behalf of one of our customers.  Should your application be successful, and you are offered the position, you will be directly employed by the customer and not by PeoplePlus”

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