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) actual shift times by mutual agreement. Job shares welcome. Please apply if interested in any of the shifts offered indicating your availability on the application form.

• 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.

Other Requirements
• 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