Job Title: Support Worker
Location: Worthing
Hourly rate: £12.00 per hour
Reference: DP3105
Hours/shifts: Between 6-10 hours per week to be discussed and mutually agreed with the employer

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 11 and 16.
• I require help in the home with domestic duties. I enjoy home cooking but am unable to do much of this due to my vision so someone who enjoys to cook or bake would be good.
• I have a small garden that requires some attention so an enjoyment in gardening (though limited to summer months) would be a bonus!
• I also require help with the children, helping with their homework tasks including art and reading material.
• I also require help out of the home – with the children as well as with me on my own.
• I enjoy going to evening events (comedy nights / theatre) but need someone with me as I am unable to get around unfamiliar venues well.
• I also need assistance with taking my guide dog, Es, to the park for her 'free run' a few times a week.

Other Requirements

• Must have a UK driving licence
• access to own vehicle desirable, but not essential as I have my own car
• Other :
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.
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
Leisure activities
Comfortable taking my guide dog on occasion
Accompany me and my children on appointments

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
Reliable with good timekeeping
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
Will have UK Driving Licence, own car optional as employer has a car
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 position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives