Title: Part Time SEN Nanny / Manny
Location: Beckenham, BR3
Nearest Tube/Station: Beckenham Junction
Wage: £15.50 to £17.50 depending on experience
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? No will need own car (Mileage paid when using for work purposes)
Essential: Hands on SEN experience, Good Behaviour Management, First Aid Training and Non-smoker
Desirable: Interest in Occupational/physio/speech Therapy and willingness to be trained in ABA.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Family can offer an average of 20 hours per week. Core Hours: Monday to Thursday 2.00 pm to 6.00pm. Additional 4 hours might include babysitting or occasional Sunday hours. Extra hours can be made available during the school holidays.
Family/Client Pets: 3 cats & 1 dog (Cockapoo)
About this client/child:
Sam, 5, is a sociable and lively character. He loves physical play (slides and trampoline), dressing up and acting out his favourite books such as 'The Gruffalo'. He also enjoys quiet time; having books read to him or spending time on his iPad. Sam was diagnosed in June 2020 with Tatton Brown Rahman Syndrome. This is characterised by tall stature, intellectual disability, seizures, and hypermobility. Apart from his height, Sam has no other physical characteristics. He has not had any seizures since 2018, but this is closely monitored. Sam is currently undergoing assessments and may also have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and ADHD. He has typical hyposensitive traits (thrill-seeking, hyperactive, cannot sit long for activities, loud, no awareness of danger). Sam has a speech delay, but this is constantly improving. He is still in pull-ups, unable to dress himself and while messy Sam can feed himself under supervision. Sam's meltdowns have become more heightened recently and he sometimes hit out or push.
Overview of role:
We are looking for a confident SEN Nanny who can support Sam four afternoons a week. A key part of your role will be to implement Sam's physical exercises through play, while being mindful of when Sam is coming close to sensory overload, resulting in undesirable behaviours. The family have a good outdoor space with a trampoline and slide which Sam enjoys. Sam has recently undergone an ABA assessment by a private therapist and will be starting the program soon. The Nanny will be trained alongside his parents, and monthly workshops will be held with the trainer to discuss Sam's progress. Sam has no concept of danger and will try to run away, especially when bored. The front door needs to be locked and Sam must always be supervised. His behaviour and choices are more akin to a toddler and the same level of hypervigilance needs to be used.
Who this job would suit:
This role will suit someone who is happy to engage Sam with physical activities but also have the ability and sensitivity to assess when a calming influence is needed. You will need to have a firm but fair approach whilst being calm and patient. Sam responds well to people who take the time to really get to know him. A good team player.
What's great about this job:
You'll be part of a great team who are committed to working together to achieve the best support for Sam. Excellent training opportunities and insights into the other therapies Sam receives.
Client/Family met by Snap?
Yes, we have met this family online.