Personal Assistant/Support Worker

Ref: DP7415

Location: East Preston

Details

I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

8 hours per week, additional social hours available on a casual basis (weekends/evenings)

Hourly pay rate:

£11.44 per hour

I am a 20-year-old who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. I enjoy gaming at home and am a keen supporter of Brighton and Hove football club, I try to go to all their home games.

I am looking for someone to assist me with getting out and about, as well as help me in finding paid employment. I would like support to access a range of activities such as shopping trips, meeting friends in the pub and on occasion taking me to a Brighton and Hove football match.

I use a wheelchair to move around, and I currently need help to access my bedroom and bathroom when in my home environment.

I require a driver who is willing to drive my Motability car for when we go out.

Duties include:

  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing

  • Help with putting away and taking out clothes.
  • Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
  • Physiotherapy exercises
  • Driving and accompanying me to social events such as; Football, Cinema and College
  • Evening meetings with friends in Pub/Club
  • Accompanying and assisting me on shopping trips when required
  • Accessing public transport (trains/buses)
  • Accompany me when accessing social and leisure activities, including going to football matches.
  • Accompanying me to doctors/hospital appointments when required
  • The above duties will involve driving my car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the wheelchair when out.

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

  • Must have a UK driving licence and be comfortable with driving my car.

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