Support Worker

Recruiter
INDEPENDENT LIVES
Location
Burgess Hill, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Sep 2019
Closes
05 Oct 2019
Ref
1268805200
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title : Support Worker Location : Burgess Hill Hourly rate : £ per hour plus car mileage at 40p per mile Reference : DP2497 Hours/shifts : Approximately 10am- 3pm Wednesday or Thursday but can be negotiated Summary I am a registered disabled lady in her mid-50's, a non-smoker, who needs help accessing the community. May include some domestic duties and/or personal care are involved in this role. I require a driver, with their own car, to take me out and about for shared social time together during the daytime. This may occasionally include shopping, library visits, attending GP's appointments etc. The above duties will involve driving me in the PA's car, lifting my lightweight, compact, non-folding wheelchair in and out of their vehicle (wheels are detachable and the back folds down) and pushing my wheelchair. I am able to transfer unaided between wheelchair and car. I have a lively personality and enjoy discussing books, current affairs, TV and film, crafts, family, pets and a variety of other topics and enjoy a good cup of coffee/tea. Other Requirements • 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. Description Typical duties Domestic: This job role may include some domestic duties. Personal Care: This job role may include personal care duties Social: • Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required • Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities • Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required • Accompanying on trips out to the library • The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA's car, lifting the wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer's wheelchair when ; wheels are detachable and the back folds down) and pushing my wheelchair. I am able to transfer unaided between wheelchair and car. Person specification The successful applicant will be: • Reliable with good time-keeping • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties • Honest and cheerful • Cat Friendly • A driver will access to their own car. Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.

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