Kyram D

Special Needs caregiver needed for 10-year-old boy with Quadriplegia

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Family in Nepean

Looking for a part-time English female or male to care for a bright, intelligent, happy, sociable and personable 10-year old boy who is medically fragile. The ideal candidate would have a Disability Support Worker certification with at least 5 years of relevant field experience. The candidate must enjoy spending time with children, and be creative enough to invent new games, activities and crafts as appropriate. The client weighs 58 Lbs and has quadriplegia and severe to profound hearing loss (only mild loss when wearing hearing ). He has a tracheostomy and requires a ventilator 24 hours/day. He suffers from mild reflux. He requires a wheelchair. The worker must have use of a car. The family has a cat. Candidate's Role : - Use suctioning/cough assist machine/bagging techniques to ensure his airway remains clear. - Execute transfers with an electric ceiling lift. - Help implement the care plans of the various therapists on the client's case, including speech&language pathologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, communications therapists, respirologist and in-home tutor.. - Feeding via g-tube, with a small amount of supplemental oral feeding. - Peri-care. - Bathing in his inflatable tub placed on his hospital bed. - Provide interactive and fun reading time. - Perform in-bed range of motion exercises. - Use eye-gaze-driven computers for outward communication and training/education/entertainment. - Use blink relay to enable him to use cognitively complex computer programs. - Use partner-assisted scanning and a digital picture book for outward communication. - Communicate with him using English and American Sign Language. - Help him practice his reading and writing skills, and his math skills, under the direction of a senior in-home tutor. He is assessed primarily by how he responds to yes/no questions using his eye blink. Availability : Pay is $17.00/hour or more depending on experience. I pay a maximum of $25 an hour for committed senior team members who have extensive experience. Paid training shifts are provided. Shifts are mostly carried out at the family's home in Richmond village, just south of Kanata. Weekday shifts are from 3:30P-8P on school days (Catholic Elementary school board schedule). Saturday and Sunday shifts are 8A-8P. 8:30A-3:30P shifts are required for PD days, snow days, sick days, August summer holiday and statutory holidays. Parent / Caregiver Contact Information Name : Myles K Dear Home Phone Number : 613-838-... Alternate Phone Number : 613-858-...

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Email Address Confirmed
Phone Number 613-858-... Confirmed
Postal Code K0A...
Years of Experience 5
Preferred Applicants Individuals
Age Group
Days Per Week 7
Hours Per Week 50
Pay Minimum - $17.00
Maximum - $25.00
Special Needs
Work Eligibility
Number of Children 1


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