Job Title: Buddy / Support Worker
Location: Shoreham/Worthing
Hourly rate: £14.00 inclusive
Reference: DP933
Hours/shifts: Every other Saturday 10am – 3pm with possible overnight respite shift later down the line

• I’m a 28-year-old woman looking for a kind and friendly buddy/ support worker to help me access the community. You’ll need access to your own car and a full driving license.

• Currently, I’m just looking for someone to take me out and about to the places that we’re allowed to visit. I really enjoy walking (especially in the countryside) so I’m looking for someone who enjoys that as much as me!  I am very scared of dogs so they would need to avoided as much as possible 

• I am happy for these hours to be filled by one or a combination of PAs

Once i get to know you there may be the request for an overnight respite shift at your house, therefore I need a PA that does not have their own dogs please.

Other Requirements
• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle
• Other :
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

The role requires close personal contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission. Preference may be given to applicants who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Careful consideration will be given to applicants who can show the vaccination is not suitable for them on reasonable grounds.

Typical duties

Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities.
Helping me access activities at the weekends.
The above will involve driving me in your car

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
• Reliable with good time-keeping
• Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
• Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
• Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
• Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest and cheerful
• Creative
• Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
• Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
• Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives