6 Months Sickness Cover – Personal Support Worker/Care Assistant

Ref: DP7673a

Location: Brighton

Details

I am looking for personal care for a Child

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

16 hours - times to be discussed

Hourly pay rate:

£12.40, 45p/mile if own car driven for trips.

I am looking for a personal assistant to work regular hours to support my two children for 6 months.

Day to day activities in the home and out and about with personal care such as eating and nappy changing

Keeping safe in all the above

To help (which-ever child working with at the time as there are two children), have a more varied experience of the world

Help with maintenance of household tasks pertaining to the children

To help with respite for parents

Boy (11 Years Old):

Boy is non-verbal, but very musical. He will sing a lot, and loves playing on his tablet and listening to folk-music. He is happy most of the time, and loves to run and play on the swings in the park. His sensory processing means he needs a lot of physical pressure, and he likes to roll up towels or items of clothing and play with them, and also rip paper or card as this seems to help a lot. He can be very affectionate when he gets to know you. He struggles travelling places, and does not seem to be aware of danger when he is out and about. He needs constant supervision in and out of the home.  He has a fair amount of water play / baths as part of his sensory processing.

 

Girl (9 Years Old):

Girl is able to talk, but it is limited. She mostly quotes the various Disney and Netflix programmes she watches. She loves walking in the woods, and going to the park, and drawing and is very slowing learning to write. She often draws little people and then rips them from the paper to play games with them. She enjoys dancing with her family in the living room. She plays a lot, acting out with dolls and toys what she is watching on her tablet – this can often mean keeping an eye on how much toothpaste she has access to for example…  She is a natural performer and can be exuberantly tactile when she gets to know you.

 

 

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Day to day activities in the home and out and about
  • With personal care such as eating and nappy changing
  • Keeping safe in all the above
  • To help (which-ever child working with at the time as there are two children) have a more varied experience of the world
  • To help with respite for parents
  • Help with outdoor activities and trips out (to park, shop etc)
  • Play and creative tasks.
  • Experienced in working with children with disabilities
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Patient and understanding

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Experienced in working with children with disabilities
  • Able to keep the child safe and supervised at all times
  • Play and creative tasks
  • Own car and drivers license preferred as we are fairly rural

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours

Notes:

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

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. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9

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