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Our client ‘S’ is a 17 year old young man and whilst he has considerable care needs, has the most wonderful personality and sense of humour. He is wheelchair dependent and requires fully assisted 24 hour care, which includes feeding via a naso gastric tube; regular airway suction and the management of very severe seizures when these occur. At all times, ‘S’ has a nurse and carer working together. Whilst unable to verbalise his communication ‘S’ is very able in making himself understood through signs and noises.
During term time ‘S’ attends a specialist school accompanied by his on duty team. At weekends and in school holidays he enjoys going out in his car and ‘people watching’, you should therefore be able to drive.
We are now looking to recruit a nurse to ‘S’s current team on an employed basis.
Whilst past experience of working with severely disabled young people is desirable, your personality, enthusiasm and flexible approach to the requirements of the position are also of significant importance. Your ability to work in a family home and to liaise effectively with my client’s parents is of crucial importance also. Full training will be provided.
Working hours are managed on a 12 hour day/night shift basis over 7 days a week. Pay begins at £19.00 per hour. A clean driving licence and enhanced DBS Disclosure is required.
For application call 01424 777928 or click on the apply now button