Job Title: Female Support Worker
Location: Ifield - Crawley
Hourly rate: £10.00
Reference: DP423a
Hours/shifts: 7 hours Mondays
7 hours Thursdays

Summary
We are looking for a PA to assist with outings and activities within the home. All outings will be accompanied by another PA.
My daughter is an active 38 year old female who is wheelchair bound and needs assistance with all care needs.

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• You will need a UK Drivers license and must be willing to drive my daughters 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:
• Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
• Help getting into and out of bath using hoist, training will be given
• Applying cream if needed
• General hair/skin care
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Any other reasonable task

Social:
To support with outings and activities, Such as: a social group that she attends on the Monday and alternate week Thursdays, garden centres, Wakehust Place etc
Activities within the home e.g. assisting on the computer, arts and crafts and anything else that can be suggested.

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.

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