Job Title: Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant
Location: Crawley
Hourly rate: £10.00
Reference: DP5657
Hours/shifts: Various afternoon/evening shifts for 2-3 hours depending on activity. Earliest
start time could be around 2.45pm. Other shifts would start later than this
e.g. 5.30-6.30pm.

• I am a friendly, chatty outgoing 23 year old lady who enjoys going out and doing various activities and classes within the local community.
• I am looking for a Support Worker who likes to have fun and is outgoing but most of all they must be able to keep me safe.
• I am unable to read or write and I have global delay which makes me extremely vulnerable and I cannot be left alone.
• I need a lot of direction and support to keep safe so I can enjoy being as independent as possible. I have no medical needs and personal care is not required.
• I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, listening to music, walking, yoga, horse riding, shopping, everything pink and girly, the list goes on...
• At the moment my activities and free time is in the afternoons/early evening during the week.
• Experience of working with young people with disabilities would be useful but not essential.
• You must be patient, punctual, reliable, fun loving and outgoing.
• Driving license and access to own vehicle is essential.

Other Requirements 
• 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

• Accompanying and supporting while out in the community doing activities and other classes.
• The above duties will involve driving the young lady in your car.
• With activities such as horse riding, you do not have to participate, just provide support and encouragement to the young person where able.

 Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 
• Experience of working with young people with disabilities would be useful but not essential
• 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
• 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 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

To apply for this role please send your name, email address and phone number along with the job reference number to [email protected]

The employer will then contact you for a chat about the role