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I am looking for personal care  for a child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: No

Hours per week:

During school terms, approx. 5.00pm-7.30/8.00pm on 2 weekdays plus Saturday – 9.00am-12.00pm. During school holidays, 3-4 hours x 3 days a week.

Hourly pay rate:

£10.00 per hour

Location:

Midhurst, UK

Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

BRR7604

You will be required to build a relationship with him, help him develop confidence and independence outside of the home e.g. going shopping, asking for what he wants in cafes, asking for help with getting around when needed, conversation and socializing.

He also requires support with going to zoos, farms, walks, lunch out, youth clubs in Chichester/Bognor and equine therapy sessions.

Must be fit and healthy to undertake the required tasks. He uses a wheelchair full time so you would be required to push his wheelchair.  May need support to adjust in the wheelchair occasionally. 

You should have a full driving licence, be willing to drive a motability vehicle and over 25 for vehicle insurance purposes.   

Some assistance with personal care tasks e.g. catheter care, could be included later on for the right applicant. Full training could be given for this.    

The successful applicant will be kind, caring, reliable, trustworthy and love animals.

Duties include:

  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

May require support with adjusting position in the wheelchair
Pushing wheelchair
Other personal care tasks could be included later on for the right applicant e.g. catheter care
Build a relationship with the child
Help him develop confidence and independence outside of the home including going shopping, asking for what he wants in cafes, asking for help with getting around when needed, conversation and socializing.
Support with accessing community activities e.g. going to zoos, farms, walks, lunch out, youth clubs in Chichester/Bognor and equine therapy sessions.
Drive him to/from activities in his motability vehicle

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

Have a full driving licence be and willing to drive a motability vehicle
Over 25 for vehicle insurance purposes
Have experience of working with children with disabilities
A good communicator and able to develop a relationship with the child
Able to support with building confidence and independence outside of the home
An animal lover
Patient and understanding
Honest and trustworthy

Notes:

Non-smoker due to medical reasons

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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