Job Title: Female* Support Worker

Location: Billingshurst            

Hourly rate: £13 per hour       

Reference:  GN665           

Hours/shifts: Two night shifts available, more hours will become available after completion of probationary period

 

Summary

 

Are you a people person? PAs needed to join an established team who support a 20 year old young woman.

  • Experience is preferred and a background of working in a medical environment would be an  advantage
  • Full training will be given, however, previous experience preferred
  • Interest in technology and supporting with communication would be beneficial in this role.
  • We are looking for lateral thinkers who can think outside of the box to provide support for our daughter and to provide assistance to the main carer.
  • We are looking for a dedicated Support Worker to provide waking nights for our daughter.

 Other Requirements

  • *Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies (female for personal care purposes)
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Preferable to be a non smoker
  • Must have a UK driving licence

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

Hoisting into and out of bath/shower

Bed baths when necessary

Oral hygiene – brushing teeth and tongue

Skin integrity – putting cream on and watching for chaffing/bruising from equipment

Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings

Assistance with getting in and out of bed using a hoist

Positioning properly in wheelchair and bed – postural management

Help with pain management with repositioning and/or pain relief medication

Helping with other aspects of personal care as required

Assistance with toileting with help of suppository

Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')

  • Little things like cleansing/toning/moisturising face and eyebrow plucking manicures are also important

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • Female * due to personal care needs
  • Experience of working in a medical environment
  • 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