SEN Nanny/PA for Boy 13 with Cerebral Palsy
Location: Putney, SW15
Live in/out: Either - own bedroom and bathroom provided for live in candidates
Wage / Salary:
£14 - £16ph Depending on experience
Driver Required? Yes - Manual car provided on duty
Pets: 2 dogs, 2 cats
Start Date: Early August - Can be flexible for the right candidate
Days & Hours: 40 hours per week across 4.5 days. This could be split between 2 Sennies to create a fantastic job share opportunity.
Mon-Fri (school term)
2 nights’ babysitting per week
Additional paid hours for school holidays. Scope for additional hours in school if candidate interested.
B13 is a bright young man with a great sense of humour. He has quad athetoid cerebral palsy, with little functional control over his body meaning he is a full time wheelchair user.
He needs support in all aspects of his life including, but not limited to; communicating, eating, toileting and getting around. The family would like to find someone who is also able to support B13 with his personal needs, school work and who can help him to explore and engage with the things he enjoys. Work will largely take place at B13’s home.
His greatest passion is music, he enjoys watching music videos or listening to popular radio station, Capital FM. He’s also a big movie buff and has just started exploring instagram and tiktok, so someone who is clued-up on technology and social media to ensure he is enjoying the internet safely, would be ideal.
Although B13 is non verbal, he communicates well using an eye gaze device and/or a low-tech communication system and currently attends mainstream school. IT competence would be an advantage.
About the role/responsibilities:
The family are looking for someone with a can-do attitude.Someone who is energetic and will help encourage B13 to spend more time outside and engage with external activities where possible.
Personality fit is more important to the family than experience as relevant training will be provided. They are looking for a strong role model who has a flexible approach, with the ability to guide their child towards age appropriate content in his areas of interest eg. tv, films and music. Someone who can help build upon B13’s independence and encourage independent learning, using every experience as an opportunity to learn and explore.
Candidate(s) must be reliable, responsible, intelligent, engaging and kind.
The Sennie/s 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.