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 check
Successful 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 away
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.


Personal Care:
Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing as required
Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
Assistance with applying cream
Using the toilet/changing nappies
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
Getting into bed
Helping 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/scooter
The above duties will involve driving the child in the PA’s car

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.