Location: Worthing / Hourly rate: £9 / Reference: DP758

Summary

• The role is to provide day to day care for the employer’s two children and to help them with all activities of daily life, The day will involve:


• 7am – 8am, Personal Care, getting the boys washed, dressed and fed, ready for their school pickup


• 8am – 10am, Escorting the boys to school in the taxi alongside another carer and returning back to the employers home


• 2.15pm – 4.30pm, getting transport from employers home to the boys school and escorting them home


• 4.30pm – 7pm, entertaining the boys, getting them fed, washed and ready for bed

• Please note that you will be working alongside a young team of PAs to look after both children together. Although there may be some lone working on a one to one basis with one of the children.


• My other son speaks verbally and can use up to 3 word sentences. He is a mischievous character and will keep you on your toes. Both are wheelchair dependent lifting and handling involved in the position. Both boys will need a lot of assistance including during mealtimes assistants with eating.

• Training available for the position.

Hours/Shifts

Post 1:
Term time: Mon, Wed, Thurs
7am – 10am and 2.15pm-7pm, plus every other Sat.=23.25hrs/33.25 hours per week alternating.

School holidays: Mon and Wed 9am – 7pm and every other Sat.20hrs/30hrs week alternating
Evening hours available

Other Requirements

Must be comfortable with pets- two dogs, chickens, cats

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.

Description

Nature of the work:

To provide day to day care for the employer’s two children and to help them with all activities of daily life. At times you will work alongside another carer but must be able to work on your own initiative.   

Typical duties

Domestic -       

  • Light housework
  • Preparing Food

Personal Care -

  • Lifting children to and from wheelchairs / bed
  • Assisting children to eat meals
  • Supporting children with bedtime routine
  • Supporting children with changing needs as they grow older

Social: 

  • Playing with Children
  • Accompanying the children to school and medical appointments 

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Show initiative and common sense
  • Be able to learn the employers routine
  • Be reliable with good time-keeping
  • Be Friendly
  • Be fit and healthy enough to undertake the full range of tasks
  • Be able to respect privacy and confidentiality
  • Be cheerful and positive around my children
  • Be enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Ideally like dogs