Job Title: Mothers Help/Support worker
Location: Turners Hill
Hourly rate: £10.00
Reference: DP6868
Hours/shifts: 35 hours a week Mon – Fri school holidays (11 weeks) Shift times run from 11am - 6pm but are flexible and can be mutual agreed. Job shares welcome. Please apply if interested in any of the shifts offered indicating your availability on the application form.

I will refer to twins as B and D.

• I am a mother to my 12-year-old twin boys with different additional needs and learning disabilities.
• I am looking for one to two experienced, reliable, and vigilant PA (s) to support me while I recover from a stroke and to engage with my sons in my home and in the local community in activities they enjoy, keeping them safe.
• Tasks include personal care for the boys and some domestic assistance.
• This is a varied and rewarding role and training will be provided if required.

• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to a large vehicle
• Other :
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

General Housework
Any other reasonable task

Personal Care:
Changing pull ups as required for B
Support with transfers for B using with ceiling hoist
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings.
Support hand over hand feeding for B
Ensuring B is safe when eating (soft puree diet) and drinking due to choking risk.
Assist D when using the toilet
Ensure both are clean and hygienic, prompts to wash hands.
On occasion to assist at bath time
Any other reasonable task

Accompanying my sons and I to access the communal garden engaging them in activities they enjoy and keeping them safe.
On occasion acting as an extra pair of hands-on family days out.
Any other reasonable task

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Reliable with good timekeeping
• 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 always work 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