Location: Upper Beeding / Hourly rate: £9 / Reference: DP5103

Summary

  • We are looking for a care assistant/Support worker to cover maternity leave
  • Flexibility is key in this role as our 6 year old son can have ups and downs with his health
  • Our son has severe multi-sensory impairments and is gastronomy tube fed
  • Previous experience of epilepsy and managing seizures is preferable
  • Our son is a very sensory person and as he is deaf and blind uses touch and feel to engage with others
  • Our son’s developmental age is around 9 months and therefore requires a lot of physical support.
  • This is a very physical role and will require a fit person to support our son

Hours/Shifts

2pm-6pm, four days a week

A degree of flexibility will be required within these hours

Fixed term 6-9 months from January 2017 

Other Requirements

UK driving licence preferable

Access to own vehicle preferable

Other : Preferably non smoker

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.

Description

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.