Job Title: Female Support Worker (URGENTLY REQUIRED)
Location: Chichester
Hourly rate: £9.00
Reference: DP4917
Hours/shifts: 20 hours per week, there is great deal of flexibility available within the role and times and shifts can be discussed at interview.

Summary

• I am a disabled lady who has a happy go lucky persona. In my past I was a pub land lady so I like to think I am kind, patient and approachable.
• I have a keen interest for crafts, these include: sowing, knitting and crocheting.
• I require support with: housework, personal care, shopping, meal preparation and getting out and about.
• Someone who can drive is desirable but not essential.
• This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided.

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must have a clean UK driving licence (if you are a driver)
• 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.

Description
Typical duties

Domestic -
Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Shopping
Tidying
Making tea for the employer's guests
Any other reasonable task

Personal Care:
Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
Assistance with applying cream
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
Any other reasonable task

Social:
Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
Any other reasonable task

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.
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