Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Social Support & Personal Care Assistant Required DP758 Job Title: Social Support Assistant Location: Worthing Hourly rate: £9 per hour Reference: DP758 Hours/shifts: Term time: every Sat or Sun 9am-7pm=10hrs. negotiable 40 hours a month School holidays: 7am-9am Monday-Friday 10 hours per week. Occasional evening hours available Summary Are you fit, enthusiastic have a good sense of humour then this may be the position for you? Family Support workers required to provide day to day care for two young boys aged 13 and 14. Both the boys enjoy football, cinema, bowling, swimming. Please note that you will be working alongside a young team of PAs to look after both children together. Also there may be some lone working on a one to one basis with one of the children. I am a mother of 2 children, one child has a level of deafness but understands speech and lip reads. He has a lively personality and loves stories. 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. Male And female applicants please apply. Non drivers also are welcome to apply. This advert is for two positions and you will not be working alone with both the young boys. Other Requirements Must be comfortable with pets 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 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: 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.