Support Worker HCC723 Job Title: Support Worker Location: Andover Hourly rate: £11.13 per hour Reference: HCC723 Hours/shifts: Up to 16 hours a week, Increasing in the school holidays Summary I am a 17 year old young man looking for a support worker to aid me in my personal care, assistance with eating and drinking, engagement in activities within the home and accessing the community Social activities including; Having fun and going for walks, bowling, hydro pool and visiting cafes Other Requirements Must be comfortable with pets Must have a UK driving licence Must have access to own vehicle- vehicle available 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 Personal Care: Epilepsy support- Administering emergency medication Automating hemiplegia – to follow emergency protocol Previous experience of moving and handling preferable Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required Hoisting into and out of bath/shower as required Pad changes Getting into bed Help with dispensing tablets Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym. Social: Driving and accompanying to social events such as: Meals out Bowling Hydro-pool Going for walks Accompanying on trips out. Accompanying to social meetings e.g. friends, family Person specification The successful applicant will be: Previous experience of working with someone who has complex health needs Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality Reliable with good time-keeping Understand and be able follow a detailed care and support plan and risk assessments 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 Attentive to detail Good sense of humour 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.