Job Title: Support Worker
Location: Shoreham-by-Sea
Hourly rate: £10
Reference: DP3393
Hours/shifts: Monday 8:30am-9:30am, Tuesday 12pm-2pm, Wednesday 7:30am-8:30am, Thursday 8:30am-9:30am, Friday 12pm-2pm. (job share available)

My teenage son has a great sense of humour and loves gaming so if you share any of these attributes that would be ideal.
He has a mild learning disability, hearing impairment and is a wheelchair user, he requires support on the three mornings he attends college to help him get ready and be on time for the minibus. This will entail preparing breakfast, prompts to carry out personal care tasks and assistance with dressing and transferring to his wheelchair. On the two days he spends at home he requires assistance at lunch times. This will entail preparing his lunch and providing some company.

We understand that one person may not be able to commit to all of the hours so are more than willing to consider a job share.

Other Requirements

• Must be comfortable with dogs- We have 2 elderly Springer Spaniels. They are both incredibly friendly and i'm sure you'll love their company, as we do. 
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.

Other :
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

- Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.

Personal Care:
- Dressing and undressing
- Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
- Prompting good hygiene after toileting

- Socialising, chatting and engaging.
Extra hours are available to aid socialising e.g. trips to town, beach, cinema, local visits, out shopping for fun, eating out, etc.
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
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.

If you would like to apply for this position please send your name, email address, phone number along with the job reference number to [email protected] so the employer can contact you for an initial chat. This may be by phone, email, whatsapp etc

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives