Job Title:  Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant
Location:    Worthing         
Hourly rate:    £10.40
Reference:         BRR6555    
Hours/shifts: Tuesday 3.00-5.00pm
                      Thursday 3.00-5.00pm
                      Saturday 12.00-4.00pm    
• Personal Care assistant required to help a family living in Worthing.
• The role will be to assist with a young disabled boy of 6 who has mobility difficulties, development delay and hearing loss. 
• He is a very sociable and adorable little boy and just needs extra help playing with his toys, art/painting, music, messy play and outdoor playing with his walker or trampoline. 
• Also to help him with interacting with other children, playing with his friends, brother, dogs.  It’s important the PA likes small dogs and doesn't have allergies to animals. 
• My son is often poorly in the winter and full of beans in the summer so the job role will need to be adapted to suit his needs. 
• I am looking for someone who is flexible and ideally live locally to cover the occasional evening and weekend shift. 
• You would be required to clear up after activities/leave home tidy at the end of the shift. 
• Also you must be able to lift the child (although he is very slight) up and down stairs into a trampoline and in and out of his walker. 
• You should be very trustworthy and reliable. 
• It would be helpful if the person had experience of Makaton sign language skills although not essential as an enthusiastic person will pick it up quickly. 
• Full training will be given.  
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 
• 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.
Typical duties
Domestic -       
Tidying up after each shift. 
Personal Care:  
Lifting the child up and down the stairs, onto trampoline and in/out of walker.
Assisting with activities e.g. playing with toys, painting, outdoor playing using walker or trampoline
Assisting with interaction with other children and/or dogs
Using Makaton sign language for communication
 Person specification
The successful applicant will be:  
• Patient and willing to learn the child’s needs
• Flexible
• Trustworthy
• Enthusiastic
• Wiling to use/learn Makaton sign language
• 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
• 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
• If a smoker will need to go outside to do this
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.