Title: *Female SEN Weekend Nanny
Location: Royal Docks, E16
Nearest Tube/Station: Pantoon Dock
Wage/Salary: £18.00 gross per hour
Driver Essential? No
Essential: Solid experience supporting a child with autism, behaviour management, non-smoker and good command of English Language
Desirable: Experience with visual communication systems, e.g., PECS, AAC and good level of fitness
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Three out of four weekends, Saturday & Sunday 9.00am to 6.00pm
Family/Client Pets: None
Recruiter: Rachal Cordell
About this client/child:
Lexi aged 5 enjoys music, lots of interactive play and long walks outside. Her two-year-old sister Evie is constantly on the go and is currently into everything! The family are expecting their third baby who will be making their arrival in February. Lexi is autistic and has . Lexi is pre-verbal and communicates predominantly by leading physically, however, does have vocabulary of about 50 words. Lexi requires full support with all personal care and is currently in nappies. Her younger sister Evie is neurotypical but has severe allergies to nuts, fish and raw eggs for which an epi-pen is required.
Overview of role:
As Lexi's Weekend Nanny the day and routine will vary depending on the weather and seasons but generally it would involve greeting Lexi, a morning walk, playtime at home, first afternoon walk (usually to the playground and could involve a scooter or bicycle), play time and snack, second afternoon walk, dinner and play time. Your focus will be Lexi, but there might be occasions where you will assist with Evie too. Lexi's engagement and interest in activities will be depending on her mood. Lexi can be very rigid in her expectations and may let her emotions out by screaming if she is not happy. You must be confident knowing how to handle such outbursts and not be fazed if other people are around. Lexi has limited awareness of danger so when outside the home, the SEN Nanny needs to be very alert and confident in handling Lexi safely.
Who this job would suit:
This role will really suit an SEN Nanny who has a solid background in autism and behaviour management. The ideal person will have high energy, positive attitude, high level of reliability, be animated and flexible in their approach. You must be very patient, not fazed by meltdowns and be able to think on your feet quickly and intervene when needed. Someone who can bring with them lots of ideas will be very welcomed. Lexi is very tall and strong for her age so someone who is physically fit will be helpful.
What's great about this job:
This will be a very rewarding position where you can make a positive impact of Lexi's development and family life on a whole. The family are incredibly friendly and really want to find someone they can work well with who can become part of their team.
Who is recruiting for this role?
Snap Care will be carrying out all recruitment including shortlisting, recruiter interviews and arranging employer interviews