Job Title:    Support Workers/Personal Care Assistants
Location:    High Salvington area of Worthing         
Hourly rate:         £9.50
Reference:        BRR5419b    
Hours/shifts:    
One or more PAs can be employed to cover the hours depending on applicants’ availability.
The weekly core care hours are listed below.  There is an opportunity to extend the length of these shifts by including driving to/from college in Angmering and/or supporting to access the community and social activities at various times during the week and at weekends.  (Up to 10 additional hours per week):
Monday to Friday: 7.00am-8.00am (this shift will be later on alternating Thursdays/Fridays due to college timetable, and during school holidays)
Monday to Friday: 5.00-6.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am-10.00am and 9.00pm-10.00pm
Summary
• Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant required to assist a sixteen year old boy with muscular dystrophy. 
• Duties will include assisting with personal care tasks including hoisting, toileting, washing, dressing. 
• Drive him to college using his mobility car.  (Extra hours may be available to pick him up from college and take to social activities on occasions). 
• Experience of working with disabled young people would be useful, but full training will be given.  
• You should be friendly, reliable, patient and flexible. 
• This is a great opportunity to enable a young person to be independent and participate in fun, social activities
• You will report to the boy’s mother who is the employer. 
Other Requirements 
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."  
• Must have a UK driving licence 
• 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:  
• Getting out of bed using a hoist
• Washing/showering
• Toileting
• Getting dressed/undressed
• Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
Social:        
• Driving his mobility car to assist him to get to college, social activities, appointments. 
• Keeping safe but also allowing him some freedom and independence when he is meeting with friends
• Helping him to develop confidence and independence when out in the community.
 
Person specification
The successful applicant will be:  
• Have a full driving licence and willingness to drive a mobility car
• Willing to assist with toileting and hoisting
• Have a friendly, caring nature
• An interest in the boy’s social activities would be useful but not essential.
• Have patience and good communication skills
• Experience of working with disabled children would be useful
• 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
• 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 role you will be employed through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.