Reference: BRR1811

Location: Worthing

Contract Type: Part time

Salary/Hourly rate: £10 per hour


Summary

Summary

Support Worker/Personal (Care) Assistant required to work with a young disabled man living with his mother in Worthing

He is 18 years old and has a learning disability, cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.

He has occasional seizures, is sensitive to noise and uses a symbols book and signs to make his views and wishes known.

He is a happy and engaging person with a good sense of humour.   

He enjoys using his Ipad, watching quiz shows, listening to story CDs and going swimming. 

He is also a Brighton and Hove Albion fan. 

Duties include full support with personal care tasks.

Extra hours available to assist with attending social and leisure activities during school holidays e.g. swimming.  If you are unable to do the regular morning hours but are interested in the social/leisure hours please still apply.

You must be cheerful, reliable, flexible and able to undertake the full range of tasks. 

Some experience of working with disabled people would be useful.

Non smoker preferred


Hour/Shifts

7am-8am 4 mornings per week, days are flexible

Some extra hours are available during school holidays for assisting the young man to attend social and leisure activities.  Hours to be arranged.  Please apply for these hours separately if you are unable to do the regular morning hours. 


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

Nature of the work:

To support the young man with personal care to enable him to live independently.  To provide his mother with some respite from her caring duties.


Typical duties

Personal Care:   

Bathing/showering including hoisting.

Full support with managing toileting/changing pads.

Undressing and dressing appropriately, being mindful of vulnerability to heat and cold, sun.

Responding appropriately to seizures and administering emergency medication if required.

Social:             

Assistance with social activities might be required later on.


Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

Have some experience of working with a disabled person

Cheerful with a good sense of humour

Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality

Reliable with good time-keeping

Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative

Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties

Patient

Honest and trustworthy

Be a non smoker 

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

Driving licence may be useful later on for help with social activities, but not essential.