Job Title: Male* Personal Assistant/Support Worker
Location: East Preston
Hourly rate: £10.50
Reference: TM7415
Hours/shifts: Mondays 8am-1.45pm

Additional social hours available on a casual basis (weekends/evenings/college holidays)

• Do you have a love for football and gaming but also have a caring nature? If you do this this job could be perfect for you!
• I am an 18-year-old man, with cerebral palsy looking for a support worker so I can gain some independence.
• I need support with accessing College and Leisure activities.
• I require a support worker to take me to Chichester college once a week and support me in my course.
• The work will also involve accompanying and supporting me to watch Brighton and Hove Albion football club play at their home stadium.
• Support will also be needed to access activities such as; shopping trips, meeting friends in the pub, gaming and enjoying a variety of different leisure activities.
• I require a driver and can provide a Motability car for when we go out.
• I use a wheelchair to get around and currently need help to access my bedroom and bathroom when in my home environment.

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Must have a UK driving licence and be comfortable with driving my car.
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.

Typical duties

Domestic –
Help with putting away and taking out clothes.
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Assist with cleaning and feeding a Gecko – employer would help.
Support during college lessons/note taking when needed.

Personal Care:
• Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required.
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons, fastenings and shoes
• Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym.
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Physiotherapy exercises

• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
• Accessing public transport (trains/busses)
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including going to football matches.
• Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
• Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.
• Driving and accompanying to social events such as; Football, Cinema and College
• Evening meetings with friends in Pub/Club
• Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family.
• The above duties will involve driving the employer in his car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Male 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
• Patient 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.

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