Job Title: Support Worker/ Driver
Location: Chichester
Hourly rate: £15
Reference: DP4579a
Hours/shifts: 16 hours per week to be worked Thursdays and Fridays 10am-6pm.

Summary

• I am a young man and I live in my own home with support
• I have been diagnosed with learning difficulties
• My parents live nearby and I visit them regularly. My main hobby is going out and about with my PA’s in the community, I also like going walking and going to the shops with support
• I like a quiet environment with a set routine and I do not present any challenging behaviour
• I am looking for a personal assistant to help me live independently, help with domestic duties and social activities

Other Requirements
• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle
• Other : Must be a non-smoker due to medical reasons
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

Domestic -
Meals – helping me to plan my menus, shop, prepare meals, cook and wash up
Assist me to check my food is in date
Assisting me with general housework
Support me to manage my laundry
Support me to keep my garden tidy and clean as necessary
Any other task that is reasonable

Personal Care -
Prompt me to ensure I dress appropriately for the weather
Support me to take medication if and when I need to take it
Assist me to manage my levels of anxiety
Ensure my safety in the community as I have limited understanding of dangers, traffic, etc

Social:
Drive me in your vehicle; mileage is paid at 40p per mile with me in your car. Your car will need to be in good condition and reliable
Accompany me to places I visit e.g. shops, visiting my parents, walking, and going to the shops
Support me to plan my activities
Support me in communicating with people in the community
Any other task that is reasonable


Person specification
The successful applicant will:

Be honest and trustworthy
Be reliable with very good time keeping
Be able to understand the needs of a disabled person
Be able to follow instructions
Be able to work on own initiative
Be hygienic
Be a confident driver with a full driving licence and your own vehicle
Be cheerful and positive with a good sense of humour
Be able to respect privacy and confidentiality
Respect someone else’s home environment
Be a non smoker due to medical reasons
Be willing to be police checked (enhanced DBS). Please note that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining the position
Be legally allowed to work in the UK

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