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I am looking for personal care  for a child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

2 mornings per week e.g. Tuesday and Friday 10.00am-12.00pm 1 afternoon per week e.g. Thursday 4.00-6.00pm

Hourly pay rate:

£10.40

Location:

Bolnore Village, Parkfield Way, Haywards Heath, UK

Support Worker/ Personal Care Assistant

BRR7673

He is non-verbal but very musical, he will sing most of the day and loves playing on the piano 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. He likes to roll up towels or items of clothing and play with them and also rip up paper or card as this seems to help him a lot. 

He can be very affectionate when he gets to know you. He struggles near cars and does not seem to be aware of danger when he is out and about.

The role involves supporting him with day to day activities at home and out and about, keeping him safe and supervised at all times and to enable him to have a more varied experience of the world.

Support with personal care such as eating, nappy changing and bathing will also be required.

You must have experience of working with children with disabilities, be friendly, patient, reliable and trustworthy.

Driver with own car would be ideal but not essential.

Duties include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Companionship
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

Helping prepare the child’s meals when needed
Clearing up paper etc when he has had a ‘ripping’ sensory session
Changing his nappy and assisting him in toilet training
Playing and engaging with the child in the home, particularly supporting his sensory processing needs.
Taking him out either with the family or on his own to help him grow more confident in the outside world.
Help him become both ‘danger aware’ of roads and cars and aware of other people and develop appropriate boundaries and relationships.
Keeping him safe and supervised at all times.
Using your own car to take the child out when required.
Any other tasks to support his development and social enjoyment, as needed.

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
  • 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
Friendly and approachable
Patient and understanding

Notes:

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

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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