Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Support Worker DP1492 Job Title: Support Worker Location: Chichester Hourly rate: £9 an hour. 32 hours a week available. Reference: DP1492 Hours/shifts: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 09:00 – 15:30 Saturday 10:00 - 16:00 Summary I am a 31 year old man with Cerebral Palsy and learning disabilities looking for support and to be accompanied when I visit a day center during the week I have seizures at least once a day so I need constant support (training will be provided) I’d also like support with social activities such as going to the shops or bowling I’m also a big fan of music! Other Requirements Must be comfortable with dogs as I have a (friendly) Labrador Must have a UK driving licence 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 Typical duties Personal Care:Catheter care Using the toilet Help with dispensing tablets on rare occasions Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including a day centre during the week Driving and accompanying to social events such as: Cinema Bowling The above duties will involve driving the employer in their car 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.