Job Title: Female Support Worker /Personal Assistant
Location: Cowfold (Nr Horsham)
Hourly rate/ Hours/ Shifts:

Waking nights £12.50 per hour Saturdays, £12 Wednesdays , Day shifts £11 per hour

Waking night shifts
Every Wednesday 10.30 pm – 8.30 am
Alternate Saturdays 10.30 pm – 8.30 am
Day Shifts
Every other Friday 4- 10.30 pm
Saturday 4-10.30 pm
Every other Saturday waking night shift 10-30pm to 8.30 am

Reference: KB5054

Summary
Would you like to join a small happy team caring for my sister?
She is 30 years old with a mild learning disability and epilepsy. She lives in her own flat within the same village as our family.

My sister needs support to enable her to be as independent as possible while keeping her safe by observing and managing her seizures.


We are looking for caring females with a sense of humour to join the amazing team which already support my sister.

Other Requirements


• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
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
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Shopping
Maintenance of small garden, perhaps half an hour a week
Tidying
Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
Making phone calls on my sisters behalf when she is too unwell to do this
Making tea for the employer's guests

Personal Care:
Support/ prompting with all personal care
Administering rectal diazepam for emergency medication. Training will be provided.

Social:
My sister is a very social butterfly, she enjoys going swimming, to the gym, dancing, rock climbing, pottery and drama.
She sees her boyfriend a couple times a week and has a date night each week out somewhere nice.

The successful applicant will be:
• Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
• The successful applicant with preferable have experience of working with someone with epilepsy, but if we feel that your personality shines through and you are willing to learn then we would consider someone without.
• The successful applicant will be passionate about being a personal assistant. Be friendly, bubbly and down to earth and enjoy the job. To have a giggle with Helen and to make sure she is kept safe at all times and to help her to lead a fulfilling life.
You will:
 Be willing to have a DBS check (formerly CRB) prior to starting the role
 Have a driving licence and car or willing to drive the family car
 Be able to treat all aspects of your role with confidentiality
 Need to genuinely care about independent living and Helen’s right to have a full an exciting life
 Be able to work well with other members of the family and take instructions