Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Support Worker DP5087 Job Title: Female* Support Worker Location: Crawley Hourly rate: £10 per hour Reference: DP5087 Hours/shifts: 21 hours available to be discussed at interview Summary I am looking for a Support Worker for my daughter who is 27 years old, who is very sociable and loves to have a laugh. You will need to have a good sense of humour. We require some to provide personal care support To access social activities during the day for example going to the cinema, shopping and swimming on a 2:1 basis My daughter has cerebral palsy and is blind My daughter is wheelchair dependent Manual handling training is available My daughter has very well controlled epilepsy and we can provide training on the types of seizures and support required Other Requirements "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." Must have a UK driving licence Must have access to own vehicle 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 Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including to swimming 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.