Job Title: Support Worker/Personal Assistant
Location: Lancing
Hourly rate: £9.00 plus travelling allowance.
Reference: DP5778
Hours/shifts: 16 hours a week, Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri 10am – 2pm

Summary

• I am looking for a support worker/personal assistant, who has a great sense of humour.
• To support me to attend archery club and access the community
Other Requirements
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle
• Other :
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:
Support to monitor seizures-very rare.

Social:
Accompanying and assisting employer to access the community and leisure activities
Encouraging and motivating employer to go out and participate in activities
Support to manage money and public transport
Support and promote independence as much as possible
The employer is unable to walk far or stand for long, or use escalators, so the above duties will involve driving the employer in your car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out and about.

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.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives