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Female Support Worker

Please note: Personal Assistant
(Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, PART 1 Applies)

Job Reference: 15077WARTS12


Expiry Date: 20th March 2024

Location: Coventry , West Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £11.44 per hour
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 5 - 7 per week
Applicants must be 25 years of age or over.

When you are Required


Dates and times are flexible and can be discussed at interview.

About the Employer

I live at home with my mother. I have cerebral palsy and I am classed as quadriplegic which means all four limbs and her trunk are affected, I am unable to sit up unaided. The work involves caring for me, feeding and giving me drinks. Some personal care is involved, and you will drive me to appointments and places. I use a permanent wheelchair user and sometimes I need a bit of support and assistance when driving my electric chair in busy environment. Training will be given with the use of a hoist for transfers.

 

PLEASE NOTE MUST OWN A CAR WITH FULL DRIVING LICENCE AND BUSINESS CLASS INSURANCE



Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Mobility / Physical



The employer's hobbies and interests:
• To be discussed at interview• To be discussed at interview• To be discussed at interview


Other relevant information

About the Role


Duties and Responsibilities
• Support and/or prompt with personal care. This may include toileting, showering/bathing, getting in and out of bed, getting dressed.
• Support and/or prompt with cooking/meal preparation and eating meals/drinks.
• Support and/or prompt to attend appointments as necessary, e.g. hospital/doctors.
• Assist and encourage socialisation, participating in activities.
• Promote and encourage friendships and independence.
• Develop a good and trusting one to one working relationship.



The individuals needs may vary from day to day and your tasks may reflect this. You could be required to perform other duties as reasonably required.

You have a responsibility as an employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You have a duty to report defects and / or hazards which may give rise to an accident. You are to ensure the safety of the individual at all times.

Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure (costs will be covered).

Transport Requirement

Car driver and car owner – must have business insurance.

Required Skills

• Be honest, reliable, trustworthy and punctual.• Maintain confidentiality and respect privacy, including the prohibited use of social media in relation to the job role.
• To be able to work on own initiative.
• To work as part of a team.
• To be able to follow instructions accurately.
• Be patient, supportive and caring.
• Have good listening skills and be able to provide non-judgemental emotional support.
• Be empathetic.
• Previous caring experience is not essential, however you should have a genuine interest in supporting people with a disability/illness to achieve their goals.
• Be able to work flexibly, adapting to the employers needs on a daily basis.
• Flexibility would be an advantage as the hours may be variable.
• Be self-motivated with a willingness to get involved.
• Have a lively personality.

Required Training
Successful candidates are required to undertake any training that is considered necessary and appropriate to the role.

Moving and Handling. Training will be provided by the employer.

Does this position interest you?

This advert may close before the stated date if sufficient applications are received.

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