Support Worker/ Carer, St. George Bristol

 

Initially 5 hours weekly from 3-8 pm on Friday evenings.

Possible hours during  school holidays/weekend.

Summary: Main Purpose of the job

  • To have a supporting role towards the  care of a child with a disability  currently aged 11 years.
  • To communicate a using a range of communication methods, in particular  Makaton and an electronic device.
  • To initiate  age appropriate play with child.
  • To  support parent with  manual  handling and equipment.

Experience of:

Personal or professional experience of Cerebral Palsy or  other  disability (Desirable  but  not essential)

Working with children in age appropriate ways (Desirable)

Knowledge  & understanding of :

Diversity, equal opportunities and anti- discrimination practice (Essential)

Confidentially & boundary issues (Essential)

Skills:

Use of Makaton (Desirable but  not essential as in house training given)

Good communication skills including good listening skills (Essential)

Abilities:

Able to build trusting relationships child/children (Essential)

Other:

Good interpersonal skills including patience and sense of  humour

Have an upbeat and positive approach

Bring useful and appropriate ideas for play

Contract: Fixed Term

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Applications: Please email:  maggierigg@yahoo.co.uk for an application pack

Closing date: Friday 18th May.

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