Location: Chichester / Hourly rate: £8.50 / Reference: DP639

Summary

Social support assistant required to help a young disabled gentleman maintain his independence.

He is a non-speaker who communicates predominantly using an app on his iPad.

He enjoys playing on his Xbox and Wii and enjoys football, so if you have similar interests then please apply.

This role also includes accompanying him on days out to the cinema 

 
Hours/Shifts

16 hours a week


Other Requirements


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 with employment contracts.


Description

About the employer:

You will be reporting to the father of the young gentleman. 

Nature of the work:
 
To help a young wheelchair using gentleman maintain his independence 

Typical duties

Domestic     

  • Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
  • Assisting with using the toilet 


Social
             

  • Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities
  • Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out.


Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • 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.