Full time SEN Nanny

Ongar, Essex
Job level
Full Time
44 days ago
£15 - £20 gross per hour (Depending on experience)
Sennies Ltd
17 Dec 2021
Contract type
Recruiter Type
Direct Employer

Sennies Ltd

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Experienced Sennie Who Can Drive for B8 and G2

Location: Ongar, CM5 (Near Epping and Chelmsford)

Wage / Salary: £15 - £20 p/h gross (rate offered will be based on experience)

Overnight rates and/or salary can be discussed

Driver: Essential - A driver who is able to use their own car at work is ideal however a car may be able to be provided on duty.

Live - Out

Essential Skills/Traits:

Previous work experience with ADHD
Must have 2 years + prior nannying experience.
Understanding of anxiety and how it presents in children
Confident and skilled working with behaviours that challenge
Playful, fun and happy to join in playing with both children
Strong communication and organisational skills
Proactive and able to come up with their own ideas and solutions
Driving license and ability to use own car for work
Prior experience aiding in children's independence and development
Outdoorsy and active
Prior experience implementing clear structure and routines
Prior experience working with early years and aiding with education and development (under 4’s)

Desirable Skills/Traits:

Good cooking skills
Prior housekeeping and/or nanny experience
Experience with demand avoidance

Pets: The family keep goats

Start Date: January 2022

Days & Hours: 33 hours per week - Term time & School Holidays

3 days per week ideally Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7am - 6pm

The ability/flexibility to provide OVERNIGHT sole-charge/proxy parent care for up to 2 nights, once a month is ESSENTIAL for this role and will be part of the contracted hours. This could be during the week OR over the weekend and will always be agreed upon in advance. Additional rates for overtime and overnights to be discussed.

About the family: SENNIES are searching for a part-time Sennie to provide care for B8 and G2, three full days a week, with the opportunity for more hours over weekends. This is a busy family and so they require someone reliable and trustworthy who can come in and hit the ground running and build a loving bond with their 2 children. They are currently liaising with specialists and taking a positive and reward based approach with B8 who is ADHD and struggles with anxiety leading to behaviours that challenge, so someone who can work alongside the strategies already in place for him, whilst bringing their own ideas, is essential. Their youngest daughter will require the majority of the care during the day, so someone who also loves toddlers and can support in early years development is a must.

About B8: B8 is a clever little boy who is very active and loves spending time outdoors and taking part in a variety of activities, including gardening. He’s currently really into go-karting and goes driving a few times a week so a Sennie who can interact with his special interests is ideal.

B8 is diagnosed with ADHD which brings with it anxieties around various things on a day to day basis, this seems to be most directly associated with his ‘executive functioning’ meaning he struggles with completing tasks such as brushing his teeth and showering which can lead to ‘demand avoidance’ and if not handled effectively, verbal and physical outbursts. He needs guiding and disciplining in a calm and positive way rather than shouting and negative response as this tends to fuel the fire more and he continues to seek a response negatively. The family are currently using a reward chart for B8 and are trying to support and encourage B8 positively, they are looking for a Sennie who can continue this, but who can also ensure that clear and consistent boundaries are in place.

About G2: G2 is an adorable, loving little girl who is lots of fun to look after. She loves animals and enjoys arts and crafts and playing on her trampoline.

G2 is currently typically developing, but it’s important that the Sennie can still engage her in necessary developmental activities and encourage her with her letters, sounds, reading etc.

G2 may be attending nursery in the new school year however the family are keen to take whichever approach is best for her and so a Sennie with early years experience who can provide a stimulating environment for her would mean more chance of G2 remaining at home with the Sennie.

About the role: The selected Sennie will provide full day care on a sole-charge basis. Due to COVID-19 parents may be working from home, however, the Sennie should behave as though this is a sole-charge position.

The Sennie should be flexible and happy and able to support the family when needed, with a fun approach and a strong understanding of how ADHD can affect a child. Light housekeeping / nursery duties are very much expected for this role, and so the Sennie should be comfortable with this. The Sennie should be capable of taking on board ideas and strategies as advised by the parents but also be able to bring their own insight and approaches to helping B8 with some of his areas for development.

Please read the FULL JOB DESCRIPTION via our website (copy and paste the following link into your browser) www.sennies.co.uk/job-vacancies REF:0085 - You can also APPLY DIRECTLY via our website.

Ad ID: 5402936748

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