Direct Payments Working as a Personal Assistant Social Support and Personal Care Assistant DP758a Job Title: Social Support & Personal Care Assistants Location: Worthing (Goring by Sea) Hourly rate: £9.50 per hourReference: DP758 Hours/shifts: 28.5 hours extra hours may be available term times, 33 hours school holidays. Term Times Mon-fri 7-10 amTues 4-7pmThurs and Friday 2.15-7pm School holidays: Tues, thurs Friday 8 am to 7pm • We are looking for carers to come and join us and our family, this is a position in our own family home rather than a company setting.• As a family we have 5 other carers already in Place and every shift is working with or alongside another team member, so team work is essential.• Our lads are 17 and 18 years old. One young lad speaks verbally and can use up to 3 word sentences, he is a mischievous character and will keep you on your toes, the other is non-verbal and uses eye contact.• Both lads are fully wheelchair dependent. • Lifting and handling is involved in this position so this role requires that you are fit, strong and enthusiastic at all times and keen to learn the daily routine. • The lads will require a lot of assistance during the day ,at mealtimes, all personal care, out and about ,collecting from school or at home .They are fully dependent on an adult and have very complex abilities.• Please note that you will be working alongside a team of PAs to look after both lads together. Although there may be some lone working on a one to one basis with one of them. The day will involve:• Personal Care, getting the lads washed, dressed and fed, ready for their school pickup • Escorting the lads to school in the taxi alongside another carer and returning back to the employers home• Getting transport from employers home to the boys school and escorting them home• Being there for my boys, getting them fed, washed and ready for bedIn house Training is available for the position, hoist training, medication, and first aid.No experience needed, Non drivers are welcome. Other Requirements • Must be comfortable with pets 2 Dogs, Cats and Chicken • Other : 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. DescriptionTypical duties Domestic - Light houseworkPreparing FoodAny other reasonable task Personal Care: Lifting young lads to and from wheelchairs / bed with use of a hoistAssisting young lads to eat mealsSupporting young lads with bedtime routineSupporting young lads with changing needs as they grow olderAny reasonable task Social: Playing with young ladsAccompanying the young lads to school and medical appointmentsAny other reasonable task Person Specification:The successful applicant will be: Be honest and trustworthyShow initiative and common senseBe able to learn the employers routineBe reliable with good time-keepingBe Friendly and have a sense of humourBe fit and healthy enough to undertake the full range of tasksBe able to respect privacy and confidentialityBe cheerful and positive around my boysBe enthusiastic and willing to learnIdeally like dogsPrevious 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 role you will be employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives.