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Part time Female Support Worker (permanent contract)

19.5 / per week - Part-Time
Cambridge ,

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Support Worker

About me

I am 44-year-old lady living in Cambridge.   I have rheumatoid arthritis, which means movement can be painful and slow and difficult for me. I also have periods of low mood.

I need assistance on a daily basis with personal care, showering, meal preparation, and support with household tasks.

I like being active and socialise out and about and require support with this and some support with appointments.  It is important for me to have continuity of regular and reliable support workers.

Hours and rate of Pay

Start date ideally is Monday 3rd May 2021

3½ hours per day 7 days a week:

1hour in the morning at 8am and 1½ hours late teatime 6:30pm.

Plus one session of 2 hours per week for social inclusion.  

Rate of pay: £11 per hour

The post will include:

 5.6 weeks paid annual leave (pro-rata)

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

What you would be doing…

Support with personal care in a dignified manner, meal preparation and cooking for the family (myself and two children).

Support with everyday chores, laundry, maintaining the domestic environment to the required standard and occasional pop in to local shops for a small shop.

Support with social and recreational outings and accompany on appointments.

Establish a close working relationship on a one-to-one basis

Discuss and resolve problems as they arise

My needs may vary on a daily basis, therefore duties and tasks may alter from the support plan.

To undertake any training as appropriate for the role.


The person I would like…

This post is open only to people who identify as female due to the personal care element of the job and is a genuine occupational requirement. This is in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9. 

You should enjoys being active, and have the skills to give me support with building my confidence & self esteem & promoting my independence.

Some knowledge and experience of working with people in their own homes

A car would be useful but not essential.

You should have a genuine interest in the provision of high quality care, be able to work flexible hours and be a good communicator and also possess the motivation to develop trust and understanding within the role.

In return you will have the opportunity to practice your skills, keep up to date with professional development as training will be provided.

Be hardworking, reliable, committed, honest, and trustworthy with cheerful a sense of humour.