Job Title: Workplace Support Worker
Location:  Worthing          
Hourly rate:   £13.00 per hour     
Reference:    DP157         
Hours/shifts: Full-time office hours – 35 to 40 per week but job-share would be considered
Summary
I am a professional woman suffering from Motor Neurone Disease and I require help in the workplace to enable me to continue my work as a very busy solicitor. The post will be primarily based in an office environment in central Worthing and will involve administrative duties, “lifting and shifting”, and giving support with mobility and personal care
My support worker will be given a six-month contract by my employer.
I am looking for someone who is literate and numerate and who has keyboard skills and experience in an office environment as well as being fit and energetic, patient, flexible and adaptable
Other Requirements

• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."  
 
Applicants must be able to start straight away, and must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check during a probationary period.
Description

Typical duties

General Office Duties:
Physically handle all papers and documents used in the workplace, for example, locating files and paperwork, assembling papers into the right order, stapling/un-stapling documents, removing papers from files, returning papers correctly, printing documents & emails, replenishing paper supplies, loading the printer, retrieval and assembly of printed documents
Assist with any documents and emails that would normally be prepared by me personally, including typing documents and assisting with entering details on legal forms and spreadsheets from information held within files
Locate/move/rearrange/fetch any items in the workplace, as required, including personal items
Assist with client meetings for example, by undertaking any tasks required in the preparation for client interviews, attending the meeting to take notes, fetching additional paperwork, typing amendments, copying and printing documents
Assist with tasks undertaken when outside the workplace such as visits to clients, attendance at meetings and conferences -  for example, advance preparation/assembly of any documents, personal assistance while getting ready & travelling, performing any tasks both work-related and personal, that may be required while away from the office
Assist with general mobility and safety, for example, transferring to and from wheelchair to mobility walker/office chair, helping to put on or remove coat, jacket
To work closely with the rest of the team members to ensure a safe, efficient environment
To adhere to all aspects of confidentiality and Data Protection in order to comply with the law. 
Personal Care: 
Using the lavatory
Helping with buttons and fastenings
Help with dispensing tablets 
Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets, helping with periodic injections
Helping with other aspects of personal care as required
Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
Help to get in and out of taxi – often with equipment
Mealtime assistance e.g. preparing food, cutting up food, assistance to eat

Person specification
The successful applicant will: 

Be female due to personal care needs 
Be literate and numerate – holding English and Maths GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above
Have experience of using Windows based software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
Possess accurate keyboard skills
Have the ability to accurately input and recover information from a variety of software systems.
Have some experience of working and dealing with colleagues in a comparable office environment
Ideally, have experience of note-taking but this is not essential
Be well organised and able to adapt to varying demands and to work under pressure.
Be physically fit and energetic – able to ‘lift and shift’ and spend large parts of the day on your feet
Well motivated, able to act on own initiative and anticipate what may be required while maintaining a supporting role
Have high personal standards of accuracy, efficiency, honesty and reliability.
Be empathetic, patient and caring and willing to work in a role that will evolve at the pace of my illness
Be able to maintain friendly and effective relationships with colleagues and work in a team.
Be well motivated, able to act on own initiative and anticipate what may be required while maintaining a supporting role
Be respectful of my privacy and confidentiality
Be reliable and punctual
Be able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety
Previous experience in a similar role is preferred but not as essential
Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by my employer and not Independent Lives