Job Title: Support Worker
Location:  Worthing
Hourly rate: £10
Reference:   DP6508          
Hours/shifts: Monday to Friday-2.5 hours per day

Summary:We require a support worker to help enable a lady to access the community and learn to be independent in her wheelchair. Her interests include art and crafts, reading, cookery and also likes to go shopping.

Other Requirements:
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."  
• Must be comfortable with pets  
• Must have a UK driving licence-desirable 

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:
Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this

Personal Care: 
Support to Use hoist to get in bath, support with dressing.
Social:    (please add in/delete as applicable)    
• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities.

Person specification:
The successful applicant will be:
• Female due to personal care needs 
• 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.