Personal Care Assistant/Support Worker DP4966a

Recruiter
INDEPENDENT LIVES
Location
West Sussex
Posted
09 Jan 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a Support Worker for our client: •We are looking for someone to assist with looking after our 13 year old son, Jack, after school. •Jack has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, is in a wheelchair and is unable to lift or transfer himself. •He also has epilepsy which is well controlled with medication. •We need a fun but responsible person to be at our home for when Jack returns from school. •We are looking for someone to assist with looking after our 13 year old son, flexibly over school holidays. • Our son has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, is in a wheelchair and is unable to lift or transfer himself. He also has epilepsy which is well controlled with medication. •Assistance with personal care, feeding, looking after his well-being and generally helping to keep him entertained are the main focuses of this role. •He will be attending some school holiday activities but we need someone to help get him ready in the morning and to take him to the activity centre. With a break in between, we will then need him to be collected and brought home where help with the afternoon/evening routine will be required. •We have a wheelchair access vehicle which we will insure you on so that you can use it to transport our son baround. Activity times in the day will vary so flexibility will be needed with hours (we can discuss hours ahead of holidays but will be a minimum of 25 hours per week unless otherwise agreed). • To give you a rough idea of what the day will be like, please see the example below: •8am Arrive to help get Jack dressed, toileted and given tube feed & meds. •10:30am Time to be dropped off at activity centre (example, Ashenground Centre, Haywards Heath) •Break to do as you wish – the car can still be used! •4:30pm Jack to be collected from Ashenground Centre and brought home. •5:00pm Once home, given dinner and tube feed depending on amount eaten orally. Help to get him bathed and settled. •7:30pm Finish Hours: Monday – Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30/7pm during term time, however, some days a little later may be requested but is certainly not an expectation. No weekends necessary. £10 per hour Must be comfortable with pets Must have a UK driving licence Must have access to own vehicle All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. To Apply: If you are interested in this role of Care Support Worker/ Care Assistant, please click on the apply button below where you will be redirected to our website to complete a full application form. For more information about our company please visit us on: http://www.independentlives.org/ Independent Lives is an organisation that supports and empowers people with disabilities to choose how they receive their care that will enable them to live their lives independently. Each advert we place is on behalf of an Individual Employer. All positions are based in the home environment and employment is on a smaller scale than larger businesses. This environment offers a more personalised working relationship and employees are more valued.