Job Title: Female* Social Support/Care Assistant
Location: Littlehampton
Hourly rate: £10 per hour
Reference: MP6057
Hours/shifts: 62 hours available every 4 weeks
Job share considered

Summary

• Social Support Assistant required for woman in late 20’s living with partner in apartment
• Client’s main difficulties include mobility and balance
• Assist and facilitate employer to access her local and greater community
• Must be willing and strong enough to push client in wheelchair
• Due to tinnitus, applicants must have a clear speaking voice
• Client enjoys riding her horse that is stabled at Ferring Country Centre
• Must be comfortable in a horse stables environment
• Client enjoys café culture, pub quiz’s, bingo, socializing etc
• Assistance required to access different exercise classes
• Assist client to remain as independent as possible
• Assist with general household tasks as required eg changing bedclothes, washing up etc
• No regular personal care required
• Assistance with cooking and baking
• Client’s health can fluctuate on a daily basis
• Client is also the employer
• You will be required to drive client in your own vehicle in return for 35p per mile mileage.

Other Requirements


• *Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies
• Must be comfortable with pets-Guinea Pigs
• 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.


Typical duties
Domestic -
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Changing bed linen
Bed making
Taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
Assist client to cook and bake

Plus any other related tasks as required
Personal Care

Social:
Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips
Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities
Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments
Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.
Occasional longer journeys
Accompanying on social trips out
The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car and pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out.
Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities

Plus any other related tasks as required


The successful applicant will be:
• Female * due to personal care needs
• 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.