Support Worker/ Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRR7699

Location: Lancing

Details

I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

12-2pm, Monday-Friday based at my workplace in Lancing. There may be more time available for other tasks as needed.

Hourly pay rate:

£13.50

I am a 46 year old lady with mental health needs living in Worthing.
I am an easy-going person and enjoy socialising with others. I take an interest in current affairs, films and music.

My work is an important part of my life and a great protecting and motivating aspect to my wellbeing.

The role will mainly involve visiting me at my work place in Lancing, checking on my wellbeing, prompting me to take medication if needed and any other practical support required to enable me to remain working safely.

You will be required to identify any signs of relapse and communicate my needs clearly to my employer and other professionals. Also supporting me to use public transport to return home if required.

Assistance with domestic tasks e.g. cleaning, meal planning/preparation, shopping as and when needed.

Applicants must be experienced in working with people with mental health needs.

You should also be friendly, approachable, patient and understanding.

Driver with own car is essential.

This will be a rewarding role with training/guidance provided by mental health professionals.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Companionship
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Cooking

  • Support me to access and remain safely at work via a lunchtime weekday visit
  • Support me to recognise/identify any signs of mental health relapse
  • Communicating my needs to my employer and other professionals
  • Driving me home in your car if 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
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Experienced in working with people with mental health needs
  • Able to learn my needs and recognise/identify when I am showing signs of relapse and support me to manage this
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Patient and understanding
  • I vape but only outside so be willing to work in this environment and only smoke/vape outside too (if relevant)
  • Comfortable with cats (when working in my home)
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Client vapes outdoors so must be happy to work in this environment

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