Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Care Assistant/ Support Worker TM6405 Location: Goring-by-sea Hourly rate: £9.00 per hour Reference: TM6405 Summary • Personal Care Assistant required to support a 5 year old boy who is on the autistic spectrum.• The child is a chatty, energetic and a busy boy who loves trains, playing on his IPAD, climbing, riding his bike and scooter.• The work involves caring for and supporting the child to access fun and leisure activities.• Support is also required within the home environment. • The carer will be providing respite opportunities for the child’s family. Hours/Shifts Casual – weekends/evenings/school holidays Requirement Must have a UK driving licence Must have access to own vehicle All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. To Apply:If you are interested in this role of Care Support Worker/ Care Assistant, please click on the apply button below where you will be redirected to our website to complete a full application form. For more information about our company please visit us on: http://www.independentlives.org/ Independent Lives is an organisation that supports and empowers people with disabilities to choose how they receive their care that will enable them to live their lives independently. Each advert we place is on behalf of an Individual Employer. All positions are based in the home environment and employment is on a smaller scale than larger businesses. This environment offers a more personalised working relationship and employees are more valued. Typical Tasks will include Domestic - Any domestic tasks associated with the care of the child e.g. tidying kitchen after use, running hoover around after an activity, keeping home tidy and clean and Changing bed sheets, Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting awayHelping with laundry, washing and drying Loading and unloading the washing machineLoading and unloading tumble dryer/washing lineChanging bed linenBed makingGeneral cleaningPreparing drinks, snacks and meals. Personal Care: Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hairSupervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing as requiredHelp getting into and out of bath/shower as requiredAssistance with applying cream Using the toilet/changing nappiesDressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fasteningsGetting into bedHelping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting the child to get changed at swimming pool. Social: Supporting, supervising and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the child when out on trips out e.g. catching the bus/train, swimming lessons, visiting theme parks, going out on bike/scooterThe above duties will involve driving the child in the PA’s car The successful applicant will be: Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityReliable with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic, tidy minded and well organisedFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesPatience and possess excellent interpersonal skillsHonest and cheerfulCreativeAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.