Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Support Worker/ Personal Care Assistant DP6618 Job Title: Support Worker/Personal (Care) AssistantLocation: Shoreham By Sea Hourly rate: £10.00 Reference: DP6618 Hours/shifts: I require a PA who will be covering Wednesday early evening 3 hours Thursday early evening 3 hours Sunday afternoon 5 hours ( 2 alternative Sunday a month) Saturday afternoon 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 checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical 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 specificationThe successful applicant will be:Experienced in working with disabled children and dealing with challenging behaviour Be firm, calm and patientHave a full driving licence and own carBe 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.