Job Title: Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant
Location: Lancing
Hourly rate: £12.00 per hour
Reference: BRR7373
Hours/shifts: 12 hours per week during college terms, 18 hours per week during college holidays. Set days during college terms but can be flexible during college holidays.

Summary 

• I am a 21-year-old young man looking for support with accessing social and leisure activities.
• I use an electric wheelchair out in the community.
• I am very sociable and enjoy getting out and about and have a keen interest in photography.
• I also enjoy watching football and am a season ticket holder at Brighton and Hove Albion.
• I may require support and accompaniment to medical or other appointments.
• Some support also needed with personal care tasks, medication and meal preparation.
• You must be a driver and be willing to drive me in your car (if large enough) or use my wheelchair accessible car.
• You should be friendly, patient and reliable.
• You will report to my father who is the employer.
Requirements (please edit as appropriate)
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Must have a UK driving licence

All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Description
Typical duties

Domestic - 
• Accompanying & supervising me on days out
• Preparing drinks, snacks and meals when in my home
• Helping me with ordering drinks and meals when out
• Correspondence e.g., reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
• Making tea for my guests

Personal Care: 
• Preparing and administering medication
• Help with using the toilet
• Help with transferring into and out of car
• Mealtimes, cutting up food

Social: 
• Accompanying and assisting me on shopping trips when required
• Accompany me when accessing social and leisure activities, including cinema, photography
• Occasional longer journeys
• Accompanying on trips out e.g., to the library, to see family.
• Driving and accompanying me to the garden centre, beach, cinema, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events, attending therapies and disability group
• Accompanying to social meetings e.g., friends, family
• The above duties will involve driving me in your car, if it is large enough to accommodate me and my electric wheelchair. Alternatively, you could drive my wheelchair accessible car.
• Ensuring electric wheelchair is safely secured.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 
• A driver and willing to use their own car or drive my wheelchair accessible car
• Be a non-smoker or willing to refrain from smoking at work
• Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
• Reliable with good timekeeping
• Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
• Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
• Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
• Patient 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 always work 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