Job Title:     Support Worker/Personal (Care) Assistant
Location:       Shoreham By Sea      
Hourly rate:      £10.00  
Reference:        DP6618     
Hours/shifts:  Friday early evening between 4:45pm-7:45pm, Saturday mornings between 10am-2pm and Monday afternoon between 4:20pm-6:20pm – (9 hours a week)
                     
Summary 
• Support Worker required for 10 year old disabled boy to help him develop independence and participate in community activities. 
• He has communication difficulties but can make simple choices and understand simple instructions. 
• He can display challenging behaviour when frustrated
• He has no safety or stranger danger awareness so must be supervised at all times
• He enjoys bowling, the park and swimming. Duties will include taking him to activities and clubs in your own car. 
• Support and supervision required with personal care e.g. using the toilet, washing hands,    eating/drinking when out and about. 
• You must have experience of working with disabled children and dealing with challenging behaviour.
• You should be reliable, very patient, flexible and understanding
• This is a great opportunity for someone looking to help a child develop independence and provide some much needed respite for his family.
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.
Description
Typical duties
Personal Care:  
• Supervision with using the toilet, washing hands
• Supervision with eating/drinking e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
• Support to develop/learn personal care skills
Social:      
• Driving the child to social and leisure activities in your own car
• Keeping him safe and supervised at all times
• Helping him manage his emotions
• Helping him participate in activities with other children
• Support to keep safe and active – can be prone to tripping over
 Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
Experienced in working with disabled children and dealing with challenging behaviour
Be firm, calm and patient
Have a full driving licence and own car
Be able to swim
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
• Honest and cheerful
• 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
Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.