Job Title: Female* Support Worker

Location: Gosport           

Hourly rate: £8 per hour        

Reference: HCC445            

Hours/shifts: Mornings, Afternoons or Evenings. To be discussed.

Summary

I am blind with physical disabilities; I need assistance with every aspect of my life.

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/drying hair/Supervision / assistance with bathing/showering/drying or styling hair/Assistance getting in and out of bath / shower/To be on call whilst person requiring support bathes / showers/Assistance when applying cream/General hair / skin care/Dressing & undressing / helping with buttons & fastenings/Getting into / out of bed/Help with dispensing tablets (medication)/Assistance with taking other medication/Assistance at mealtimes: cutting up food / assistance to eat / drink/

Social:   

  • Laundry: hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away/Laundry: Loading and unloading the washing machine / tumble dryer / washing line/Changing bed linen / making the bed/General cleaning/Taking out rubbish/General housework/Minor household maintenance/
    Accompanying during doctors / hospital appointments/
  • 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.