SEN Nanny for G15 (Cerebral Palsy)
Location: Rural, Nr Reading, Berkshire
Nearest Train Station: Goring and Streatley
Live in / out: Either
Wage / Salary:
(Further employment for partner available, if required)
Start Date: November 2020
Days & Hours:
Full Time or Part Time (flexible role) £14 - £16/hr
The family are keen to employ the right person and, would be happy to discuss different arrangements in the number of mornings/ evenings worked during term time and/ or number of days worked during the school holidays.
Ideally they are looking for:
Tuesday - Saturday (Sundays and Mondays off)
○ Term time - 30 hours per week (39 weeks of the year)
2 hrs in the morning (6.30am – 8.30am)
4/5pm - 8pm (afterschool)
12pm – 8pm Saturdays
○ School holidays – 46 hours per week (13 weeks of the year)
9am – 8.30 pm (4 days incl. Saturday)
Average 34 hours/ week live in/ live out £24,000- £28,000 pa equivalent
Extra hours can be available for housekeeping/PA duties, if required.
SENNIES are looking for a Live-in OR Live out SEN Nanny/Personal Assistant for a wonderful family in Aldworth near Reading.This is a fantastic role with incredible accommodation and grounds. We are looking for a long term Sennie who will enjoy the rural location and easy access to London (45 mins), Reading (10 mins), Bath and Oxford.
G15 is a happy and sociable young lady, who has athetoid/dystonic Cerebral Palsy, affecting all four limbs, and significant communication difficulties. Despite her lack of verbal communication, she is a very bright and intelligent teen, who is progressing well at school. She has a great sense of humour, always strives to achieve as much as she can despite her disabilities and is good company!
G15 requires personal care assistance with all aspects of daily living and is dependent upon a wheelchair for all functional mobility. She receives weekly specialist physiotherapy input and follows a programme of physiotherapy at home. She currently wears a back brace for 23hrs/day pending a major operation to correct a spinal scoliosis in early 2021. It is key we find a reliable Sennie who can support the family on a long term basis to ensure they have trusted support in place prior to and following G15’s operation.
G15 has developed some challenging behaviours including temper tantrums, which stem from her frustration at her lack of control over her life. It is suspected that she has some ASD traits, although diagnosis is difficult given her other disabilities.
About the role/responsibilities:
The family are looking for someone cheerful and energetic, who can build a real friendship with their daughter, whilst helping her with her daily routine. G15 communicates well using an eye gaze communication system, which also enables her to access her school curriculum, homework, email and the internet. IT competence would be an advantage.
You will be accompanying her to local leisure activities as well as attending to her personal care needs (dressing, bathing, feeding and taking her to the toilet) and taking an active role in her medical and therapy needs. Training will be provided by the parents/therapists, which will include but is not limited to, learning her physiotherapy programme, manual handling techniques and development of independence skills. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a wonderful family and expand on your SEN childcare knowledge and career.
G15 really enjoys adapted sports and is a real thrill seeker! Prior to lockdown, she regularly participated in swimming, sit skiing, sailing and bowling, all of which she hopes to resume as and when it is safe to do so. Luckily they have a number of the facilities onsite (swimming pool, sauna, tennis court), so a Sennie who up for these activities is key, so they can enjoy them with G15. As well as reading, watching Strictly Come Dancing and baking, she also loves getting out and about, going to the cinema on shopping trips and socialising with her friends. You will have to be able to organise and accompany her in these activities, as well as being enthusiastic in initiating new hobbies and help her develop her social life. It is key her new Sennie is able to create a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment in which she can thrive and develop.
As the role includes time off during the day, it would be suited to someone who is studying online or has an interest or hobby they wish to pursue whilst G15 attends school.
Further hours doing PA/housekeeping work for the family is also available, if required.
Personality fit is more important to the family than experience as relevant training will be provided however some experience with disabled children would be an advantage.
The Sennie selected will be able to follow and support therapies and interventions determined by the family and professionals. A genuine interest in working with SEN children is a must. If the above sounds like you, please fill in the Sennies online application form and ensure you state your availability and live in/out preference, quote REF 0054.
FURTHER EMPLOYMENT AVAILABLE FOR PARTNER IN GARDEN/MAINTENANCE
CAPACITY, IF REQUIRED.