Support Worker DP6001 Job Title: Support Worker Location: Goring- by-sea Hourly rate: £10 per hour Reference: DP6001 Hours/shifts: Hours of work are to be confirmed, but will likely be a combination of covering someday / (waking) night / weekend shifts. Summary Friendly and caring carer needed My elderly mum needs an experienced carer who is warm, kind and friendly with bundles of personality, ideally has empathic experience of helping support someone with latter stage Parkinsons and dementia. She needs help with personal care; dressing, showering, bed bathing, toilet needs, feeding etc. She has quite a few memory problems and this position would suit someone who has experience of dealing with older people with dementia. My mum is a lovely lady who has a great sense of humour although sadly now has many challenges. The carer must speak excellent English, be able to cook and be naturally friendly, kind, caring and patient. Keeping her happy, stimulated and entertained is important to ensure she gets the most from her limited quality of life. This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided…… Mum has other fabulous carers at other times as she needs help 24/7. Her carers are wonderful as they provide great companionship for her and make her happy and smile - providing her with comfort and support. We need someone with bundles of friendly, warm, caring personality who is going to naturally be ideal like this. Hours of work are to be confirmed, but will likely be a combination of covering someday / (waking) night / weekend shifts. Other Requirements 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 Day-time, the job would involve the following: Cooking and preparing varied nutritious meals - and helping her to eat. Assistance with medication, ensuring that it is taken regularly. Managing medical appointments as required Liaising with the other carers Providing company and stimulation - reading, talking and maybe even a spot of dancing or singing in her chair. Shopping with or without my mother if required Household duties Cleaning, Cooking, Laundry/ ironing (as necessary). Dressing, showering, bathroom needs etc We try and get mum out and about every day, so taking her out where possible. Flexible to help out if another carer is ill. Common sense to be proactive in dealing with any issues that may occur. Patience and support - often mum’s illness can make her confused and very agitated. Night-time - please note the role is waking hours - ensuring mum gets sleep, but gets to the toilet etc as and when needed. And also getting her to bed / up washed and dressed in the morning depending on timings. 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.