Job Title: Support Worker
Location:    Worthing
Hourly rate:         £10 per hour
Reference:         DP3105    
Hours/shifts: Minimum of 4 hours per week with the likelihood of more hours once the PA is familiar with the role.
Summary
I am an outgoing single mother and I am registered blind.  I use a guide dog and have 4 children between the ages of 9 and 14.   I require help in the home with domestic duties - see below.   Help with the children - homework tasks / reading material.  Help out of the home - driving to places - see below.  Taking the guide dog to the park for her 'free run'.
Other Requirements
• UK driving licence desirable
• Access to own vehicle desirable 
 
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
Domestic -       
• Some food preparation
• Washing up
• Hoovering
• Laundry
• Shopping
Personal Care: 
Helping to select outfits that match
Social:   
• Reading stories
• Leisure activities such as swimming
• Comfortable taking my guide dog on occasion
• Take the employer to appointments if needed e.g. School, Vets or other
Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
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
• Patience 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 role you will be employed through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.