Support Worker & Buddy

  • Location

    Croydon, UK

  • Sector:

    ABI & Neurological

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £12.00 - £14.00 per hour DOE + benefits

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    mas@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    76/SW/CROYDON/46

  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-02

  • Consultant:

    Steve Vine

Support Worker & Buddy, Croydon

£12.00 - £14.00 per hour DOE + benefits

Hours include weekdays, evenings, and possible occasional weekends

We are looking for fun and enthusiastic female Support Workers/Buddies living close to the Croydon area of South London. You would be supporting a fantastic 15-year old girl who is living with a Brain Injury.

Change a life

This will be more than a job. This is an amazing role where you will make a positive difference in the life of this young lady. You will be an inspirational role model and help her be more independent, build her confidence and self-esteem, but also continue to do the things she loves. The young lady is kind and always smiling but can suffer from fatigue and anxiety especially when leaving the house alone.

As her Support Worker/Buddy, you will help her confidence grow and help her with social interaction and safety awareness. You will work towards planned goals, manage risk and liaise with her family and other professionals. You will also help plan age specific activities both inside and outside her home, playing a pivotal role in helping her build a positive future.

What experience & qualifications are required?

  • You will have an understanding, encouraging and enthusiastic nature;
  • You will have experience in a Psychology background or within a similar role;
  • You will have an interest in working with an individual with a Brain Injury and cognitive, social and developmental difficulties.
  • A driving licence is desired;
  • An enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

This is a truly rewarding role where you can make a positive impact in a young person’s life and to also work for an organisation with a genuine desire to make a difference in their clients’ lives. We understand the value of a positive working rapport with both our clients and their families, so we always adopt a supportive team approach to care. There are also excellent personal development opportunities within this role.

If you are excited by this fantastic job opportunity, then please click “apply.”

Health and Social Care Jobs is an Equal Opportunities Employer, however due to the nature of the position, this post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010. In this instance, there is a genuine occupational requirement to recruit a female.