A self-employed support worker is required to work with a 13 year old boy in Hove, Brighton for 16.5 hours per week during school term time and 28 hours per week during school holidays, of these 7 hours are on weekends. Rates are for weekday hours £10.80 per hour and for weekend hours £11.80 per hour.
My son has a charismatic personality, he is charming, sweet, and affectionate and well presented. He has learning disabilities with health conditions and is non-verbal. The PA will be required to give a break to the parent. Some of the work will be delivered at the family home which is warm, cosy and child centred with a cat pet. My son uses a wheelchair some / part of the time.
Punctual, reliable, responsible, committed to the job and the child.
If you have a driver’s licence the carer will have access to transport child in his motability car
Experience working with young children and idea of working with children with disabilities a of working with children with disabilities
Open to learning about child’s care and medical needs
Able to work at family home
Able to take child out & about and manage behaviour when in public
Honest, able to act on their own initiative and be independent
Support with personal care and hygiene
Support with dressing and undressing
Support with food and drinks
Support with medications as and when required
Push a wheelchair with a child in it
Support child with playing with specialist disability toys and assistance with using ipad
Maintain child’s safety at all times.
Take child out & about and to places of interest.
Reading to child (stories, books…)
Parent will offer induction at the start and training on various aspects of the job. Please bear in mind this is not a baby-sitting job and also note this is not a cash-in-hand job.
Self-employed should provide own insurance, DBS check for working with children and HMRC self- employed registration.