Job Title: Support Worker

Location: Hove           

Hourly rate: £10 during the week and £11 at weekends.         

Reference:  DP5395           

Hours/shifts: The job is 143.5 hours over a 4 week rota. The shifts are a mixture of waking nights (12 to 13 hours per shift), afternoons (4.5 hrs) and week end days (9 / 10 hrs). Shifts cover 2 out of 4 weekends. Hours increase in the college holiday and to cover sickness and annual leave. Flexibility is essential. Full time post-share available.

Summary

  • We are looking for a Full time Personal Assistant \ Carer to help us with our 21 year old son. He has cerebral palsy and needs help with EVERYTHING.
  • He is sociable with a great sense of humour.
  • He wants someone who is happy, relaxed and fun and will help him go places, like swimming and do other fun things.
  • We want someone who will fit in with our family and look after him well! Get in touch if you think you are the right person.
  • William is severely physically disabled and has no speech.
  • He uses a communication aid (app on iPad and is learning eye gaze to activate the computer)
  • This is a full time post but we would consider 2 part time workers.
  • We would prefer a driver but no longer say it is essential as we have found very few PAs drive these days.

 

 

Other Requirements

         

  • UK driving licence preferable

         

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

Social:

Accompanying and assisting on shopping trip

Accompanying during social and leisure activities

  • Accompanying during doctors /hospital appointments
  • Accompanying and assisting when buying clothes (trying on clothes, lifting clothes from rails)
  • Occasional longer journeys
  • Accompanying on trips out
  • Driving and accompanying to social events / activities


    Personal care:
  • Washing and bathing
  • showering/drying hair
  • Assistance getting in and out of bath / shower
  • Assistance when applying cream/General hair /skin care/Using the toilet/Dressing & undressing / helping with buttons & fastenings/Getting into / out of bed/Assistance with getting in / out of bed with hoist/
  • Help with dispensing tablets (medication)/Assistance with taking other medication/Helping with other aspects of personal care as required (i.e assisting getting changed at swimming pool).
  • Assistance getting in / out of wheelchair (transferring)/Assistance at mealtimes: cutting up food / assistance to eat / drink/Assistance with physiotherapy exercises/

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.