Job Title: Support Worker
Location: Haywards Heath
Hourly rate: Minimum of £12 per hour depending on experience
Reference: DP4681
Hours/shifts: Up to 30 hours per week.
Typical term time hours = 07.15-09.45 & 15.00-20.00 weekdays with varying hours such as long day shifts in school holidays & weekends as well as evening babysitting.

Summary: 
We require support for a 13 year old boy in a wheelchair, with complex health needs including daily seizures in need of 1:1 care.
• You must be reliable, flexible & hard working.
• Candidate must be good with children (Child has 2 siblings ages 7 and 14 years), fun and happy to work in a home with a loving Labrador.
• You will be working with a Lovely Family and be part of a supportive team.
• We offer good rates of pay.
• This would be great experience for a student nurse/childcare professional interested in working with paediatric complex SEND.
• Special needs or nursing background is ideal. Candidates should have epilepsy experience or be keen to learn on the job.
• You must be capable to deal with daily seizures and to perform personal care tasks.

Other Requirements
• Good references and full, clean driving license essential.

• Must be happy to work with our fun loving Labrador

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Typical duties

Daily Tasks
• Preparing medicines
• Administering PEG feeds & spoon feeding orally
• Puréeing food
• Changing pads
• Washing and dressing
• Escorting child to and from School in client's own Wheelchair Accessible VW Caravelle Van.
Community Living Tasks:
• The role would include accompanying child & parent on trips to hospitals in Brighton and London for outpatient appointments and occasional admittances by ambulance as well as collecting medicines from local pharmacy.
• Tasks also include interactive play at home as well as trips out.

Medical Tasks:
• PEG feeds

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 (use of hoist)
• Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest, cheerful & fun
• 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
• Previously experienced in working with children with additional need is an advantage but not essential as Full training given.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives.