Location: Worthing / Hourly rate: £9.50 / Reference: DP6158

Summary

  • Experienced Support Worker required for 66 year old lady with an acquired brain injury living in Worthing. 
  • Her energy levels vary, speech is affected and she has poor vision.  She sometimes experiences seizures.  
  • She is a happy person with a good sense of humour.
  • Duties include assisting her to attend social and leisure activities including swimming, bowling, horse riding and disabled sports.  Various venues including Bognor.  
  • Some domestic tasks required and prompting/reminding with personal care.
  • Own car and full driving licence required
  • Experience of working with people with acquired brain injuries would be helpful.  
  • You must be a non smoker, patient and cheerful.  Reliability is very important as she can become upset if unable to attend her chosen activities regularly.  
  • You will report to the client’s daughter who is the employer.  
  • Outgoing personality a must. 

Hours/Shifts

1.00-5.00pm Sundays

10.00am-2.00pm Wednesday and Fridays (these 2 days could be flexible) 

Other Requirements

Must have a UK driving licence

Must have access to own vehicle

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

Nature of the work:

To assist the client to live independently in their own home and participate in community activities. To provide respite for the client’s family.   

Typical duties

Domestic -    

  • Laundry
  • Light shopping
  • Preparing drinks, snacks and meals 
  • Washing up and clearing away

Personal Care:

  • Prompting the client to wear appropriate clothing for the weather and social activity they are doing that day
  • Ensuring the client has taken her medication 
  • Checking the client has eaten any prepared food

Social:            

  • Accompanying and assisting the employer on trips to include swimming, bowling, disabled sports at Bognor Arena, horse riding and day trips
  • Accompany to appointments when needed e.g. hospital, dentist, doctors
  • Finding out about social opportunities locally for the client
  • Driving the client in your own car

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • Have own car and full driving licence
  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Very reliable with good time-keeping
  • Patient and willing to take time with the client
  • Have some experience of care work.  Experience of working with someone with an acquired brain injury helpful.
  • Self motivated, cheerful and positive
  • Non-smoker
  • Hygienic
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • 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
  • Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to this role.