Support Worker

Job Reference
SW-IC-C-113927-3
Salary Description
£12 per hour
Contract Type
Permanent
Location
Godmanchester
Advert

Support Worker, Godmanchester, PE29
£12 per hour


  About Me
Hi, I’m a mum of one whose health deteriorated with an increasing level of disability due to multiple sclerosis after falling pregnant. Over time, my physical disability has shown some improvement, however I still require an extra person to be here acting as my hands and feet to assist with basic tasks, both for myself and our daughter. My partner works full time alongside looking after her; looking after me plus trying to juggle household tasks. We are looking to employ an additional person to cover some of the time that my partner is at work. primarily outside of school. Days, Hours and Rate of Pay£12 per hour. Number of hours suggested 6-10 per week but negotiable during interview process. More hours available during school holidays. We are looking to employ an additional person to work alongside our existing Personal Assistants.  Typical hours would be within Monday to Friday with possible weekend hours on rare occasions. Hours would usually be rota’d weeks in advance and ‘normal’ hours can be established. However, additional hours may be available to cover shifts due to either planned/ unplanned absence of one/ both of our other employees or during school holidays.  At times of staff sickness, there may be times when little notice is given prior to being asked to work.  Generally, hours would be between the hours of 8am and 6pm. Flexibility is very important.  We would consider a smaller number of contracted hours subject to discussion with the right candidate.


 What you would be doing
This vacancy has three components including-but not limited to the tasks listed:1 - Providing support towards my personal care whilst enabling me to stay as independent as possible: To provide regular drinks throughout the day, To prepare meals as required, To assist with moving me if my mobility deteriorates, To empty commode if required, To provide bowls of water, soap, flannel etc to enable me to wash and brush my teeth 2 - To support and assist with the tasks required to look after our daughter: Preparation of drinks and food, Taking to/ from school as required, General help as required.  We would like you to become a person that she feels relaxed around and whom we can trust to spend time alone with, eg to take her to the park/ take her to school etc.3 - To undertake household tasks when personal care tasks not required: Dishes, Laundry – wash, hang out to dry and iron, Cleaning including kitchen surfaces, toilet, floors, To prepare/cook food for our midday/ evening meal, To assist with completion of paperwork for example filling in form, To undertake small shopping tasks EG picking up milk or bread, collecting prescriptions, To batch cook meals that can be frozen, Any other household tasks 


The Person I would like.
 I am looking for someone to support me to remain as independent as possible and to have as much input into our daughter’s care as possible. It is very important that the successful applicant does not take over with either of our care with support being our primary focus. Where I am unable to undertake a task myself, even with assistance, I must feel comfortable with letting the successful applicant take full responsibility for the task.  We are looking for someone who has experience with children. Experience with care may be beneficial but is not essential. We would like you to interact with our daughter with a friendly and caring attitude whilst participating in normal children’s activities such as craft activities, trips to the park, reading with her etc. Flexibility is very important both in terms of working with us as a family and working alongside the other personal assistant who already works for us.  Informally put, we are looking for a ‘Mary Poppins’ type addition to our family to support our entire family unit.  We are looking for the successful applicant to commence employment as soon as possible. Normal employment would be based in Godmanchester however, occasionally; work will be based at Hinchingbrooke/ Addenbrookes Hospital if I am admitted in for treatment.


 “Please note that this advert has been placed on behalf of one of our customers.  Should your application be successful, and you are offered the position, you will be directly employed by the customer and not by PeoplePlus”     

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