Jun 23, 2020

SEN Nanny/PA for Boy 13 with Cerebral Palsy REF:0033.2

£14.00 - £16.00 hourly
  • Sennies
  • Putney, London, UK
Full time Nanny SEN (Special Educational Needs)

Job Description

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

Essential: 

  • 2+ Years childcare experience 
  • Sense of humour
  • Strong organisational skills 
  • Fluent English speaker 
  • A team player who is also capable of working independently/on their own initiative
  • A can do attitude and positive approach
  • Sympathetic and kind personality
  • Patience and understanding
  • Physically fit and strong

Desirable: 

  • SEN experience, ideally with physical and learning disabilities. however, the family are open to  other candidates with the right temperament/personality fit for their son as training is provided
  • Open to traveling abroad with the family on occasion

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)

7am-9am

3pm-8:30pm

2 nights’ babysitting per week

 Additional paid hours for school holidays. Scope for additional hours in school if candidate interested.

About B13:

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.


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