Female Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRRES338

Location: Lewes

Details

I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Monday 9.15-9.30 am start for approx. 3 hours, Tuesday 11.45-12.pm start for approx. 3 hours, Thursday 4 hours, flexible times.

Hourly pay rate:

£11.44

I am looking for a PA to support my daughter with attending her college course and taking part in social/leisure activities.

She is in her 30s, is very musical, loves singing and playing the piano and guitar.

She has a genetic disorder which causes epilepsy.

She needs to be given info in clear, basic language and be given time to digest info and respond.  She also gets anxious when meeting new people and needs to be kept safe and supervised at all times.

You would be required to support her to travel and attend college in Lewes on Monday and Tuesdays and with leisure activities e.g. shopping, going to a café on Thursdays.

Driver with own car is essential. You would be reimbursed for reasonable mileage costs.

Experience/training in dealing with epileptic seizures is also essential. Support needed with personal care e.g. changing clothes would be needed in the event of a seizure so a female PA is required.

You should be friendly, patient, understanding and reliable.

This would be a great opportunity to support our daughter with developing independence, confidence and social skills.

You would report to me, her mother, as your employer.

Duties include:

  • Accompanying and assisting our daughter to attend college
  • Driving her to/from college in your car
  • Support with going shopping or to a café after college once a week
  • Keeping her safe and supervised at all times
  • Supporting her to develop independence, confidence and social skills.

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
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Experienced/trained in epilepsy
  • Able to encourage/motivate with developing independence, confidence and social skills

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