Job Title: Support Worker
Location: Bognor Regis            
Hourly rate: £9.00       
Reference: DP353             
Hours/shifts:
Tuesday Wednesday 09:00 – 17:00
Every other weekend Saturday 09:00 – 17:00 Sunday 09:00-12:00
I am a friendly 37 year old man with Cerebral Palsy looking for support with personal care and to access my local community.

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
I am a friendly 37 year old man with Cerebral Palsy looking for support with personal care and to access my local community.
I enjoy getting out and about and travel to Chichester regularly by bus. I enjoy going to the cinema and talking to my friends.
I speak three languages (English, French and Hungarian). You don’t have to be a polyglot like me, but I do really like having conversations so it would certainly help if you love a chat!
In addition to going out, I’ll also require support at home with washing, dressing and making breakfast in the morning.
Typical duties
Domestic -        
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Washing up
Shopping
Tidying
Making tea for the employer's guests
Personal Care
• Washing and showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
• Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
• Help getting into the shower as required
• To be on call when employer takes bath
• Assistance with applying cream
• General hair/skin care
• Using the toilet
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Getting into bed
• Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist
• Help with dispensing tablets 
• Assistance with medication
• Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym.
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food.
• Physiotherapy exercises
Social:   
• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities.
• Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
• Occasional longer journeys
• Accompanying on trips out e.g, to see family.
• Driving and accompanying to social events such as:
• Cinema
• Accompanying on trips out e.g. to take photographs at the beach or in the woods or, visiting friends.
• Accompanying on trips out eg to the garden centre, beach, cinema, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events, attending therapies and disability group
• Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family
• Mathias uses an electric wheelchair.
• Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with computer and iPad.
• Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out. 
• Mathias has a BTEC in computing and occasionally wants help – if problem.
 
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.
Applicant does not smoke and does not use his or her telephone during working hours.