Job Title: Female* Support Worker

Location: Shoreham-by-sea           

Hourly rate: £10 per hour       

Reference: DP1720            

Hours/shifts: Thursday and Friday each week 7.30am - 9.30am in our home. And Monday and Tuesdays 7.30 am - 5pm to cover holidays and sickness.

 

Summary

  • Chilled, 21 year old girl who is fun and so easy to care for.
  • Driving and accompanying to social events and  activities
  • Personal Care required at times
  • Duties Thursday and Friday would include giving my daughter her breakfast and medication, then sitting with her until her transport arrives to take her to her day provisions.
  • Monday and Tuesday will involve, breakfast, medication, driving my daughter in our vehicle to Chailey, supporting her with activities there, personal care and lunch
  • Must be able to work the regular Thursdays and Fridays or just Fridays and be able to drive a manual car.

Other Requirements

  • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
  • Must have a UK driving licence

Other: Driving employer in their car

         

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

Typical duties

 

Personal Care: 

  • Help with dispensing tablets (medication)
  • Assistance with taking other medication
  • Helping with other aspects of personal care as required (i.e assisting getting changed at swimming pool).
  • Assistance getting in / out of wheelchair (transferring)
  • Assistance at mealtimes: cutting up food / assistance to eat / drink/Assistance with physiotherapy exercises/

Social:   

  • Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
  • Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including to swimming
  • Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family
  • The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out.  Alternatively, I would use my walking stick.
  • Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out. 

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

 Female * due to personal care needs 

  • 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.