Job Title: Social Support & Personal Care Assistant
Location: Worthing (Goring-by-Sea)
Hourly rate: £11.50 rising to £12.00 after satisfactory completion of all training and probation
Reference: GN758a

Job Summary:

We are a dynamic Family/Team looking for fit, fun, enthusiastic, friendly, compassionate and dedicated people to join us.

We are 2 young men who are wheelchair users and require the support of our PA’s with all aspects of our lives. We are both currently in Higher Education. We need your support at home, to participate in the community in activities that interest us as individuals. We both like people who are pro-active and able to support us to achieve our own goals in life and make new ones - Could this be you are you up for the challenge if so, apply now and let the fun begin?

The successful applicant will be issued with an Employment contract, a Job Description and Person Specification and must be willing to undertake online and classroom based mandatory Training, an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check and complete necessary Risk Assessments. You will be entitled to Holiday Pay and must be comfortable around Pets (Cats and Chickens).
Car driver is not essential for this post.

Hours/shifts:

*JOB SHARE CONSIDERED*

Hours for this position are: 5 mornings & 5 afternoons.
Term time – 35.25 hours weekly.

Monday 7am-10am..... 16:15 – 19.30pm
Tuesday 7am-10am..... 14.15 - 19.30pm
Wednesday 7am-10am..... 16:15 – 19.30pm
Thursday 7am-10am..... 16:15 – 19.30pm
Friday 7am-10am..... 14.15 - 19.30pm


• Please note weekly shift pattern change in school holidays to the shifts below = 33 hours per week.

School holiday hours.
Monday 8am – 19:00pm
Tuesday Off
Wednesday Off
Thursday 8am -19.00pm
Friday 8am - 19.00pm

More hours are available for this post: these can be either evenings or full weekend day hours and this can be discussed at interview

The role requires close personal contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission. Preference may be given to applicants who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Careful consideration will be given to applicants who can show the vaccination is not suitable for them on reasonable grounds.

Job Description:
Typical duties will include:

Personal Care
• Transferring young lads to and from wheelchairs / bed with use of a hoist
• Assisting young lads to eat meals
• Supporting young lads with bedtime routine
• Supporting young lads with changing needs as they grow older
• Any other reasonable task

Domestic:
• Light housework
• Preparing Food
• Any other reasonable task

Social:
• Playing with young lads
• Accompanying the young lads to school and medical appointments
• Any other reasonable task

The successful applicant will be:
• Honest and trustworthy
• Show initiative and common sense
• Able to learn the employers routine
• Reliable with good time-keeping
• Friendly and have a sense of humour
• Fit and healthy enough to undertake the full range of tasks
• Able to respect privacy and confidentiality
• Cheerful and positive around my boys
• Enthusiastic and willing to learn

Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to this role

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual or their appointed person rather than Independent Lives.