Job Title: Female Support worker / Driver required
Job Reference 16hrs / Cumnock – EG
Hourly Rate: £9.30
16hrs per week – shifts will also include weekends, can further discuss at interview
Support worker required to work closely with a young woman who lives in the family home. It is imperative that you are respectful of the family and their privacy.
You should have a positive, flexible and friendly personality
If you are required to drive the Service Users vehicle you will need a clean driving licence.
Duties and responsibilities
To provide personal support and companionship to enable the person to live safely and happily in her own home. It is important that she feels safe, secure and protected. To support her socially on outings and ensure she is safe at all times.
To actively comply and operate within the bounds of Health & Safety., including manual handling, lifting techniques and first aid.
To attend any training courses that are arranged for you and you require to undertake to do your job safely.
To ensure that suitable action and reporting is undertaken regarding any safeguarding issues or hazards that you become aware of with regard to the client. To complete incident and accident report sheets if and incidents or accidents take place. (Forms in employers Blue pack).
To attend for work at the agreed times and give appropriate notice if you cannot attend.
To provide full support with all personal care requirements for example: support with washing/showering, changes of clothing, empting and changing catheter, helping with the persons hair and cosmetic needs, ensuring appropriate levels of hygiene, assisting with toileting, tooth brushing and any other reasonable requirements in a friendly, supportive, light hearted and patient way .
To provide support with meals including cooking and snacks and to tidy up afterwards.
To administer medication at the correct times and to log this on medication sheets if required.
To accompany and provide support to the person to enable her to get the most out of all social activities both inside and outside the house. Companionship will be important in this respect.
Support the person to attend any appointments such as doctor, hairdresser, and dentist if required
A genuinely caring person with the ability to be friendly and supportive when necessary
A calm and patient person who will not become easily flustered or impatient
Able to use own initiative whilst being aware of the person’s needs.
Strong awareness of respect and dignity for the person ensuring this always occurs
Excellent communications skills with the Service User and her family
Previous experience in a caring role would be advantageous
Post subject to successful reference and PVG checks.
Two up to date Reference contacts are required one of which must be from a present or previous employer.
In addition a new or update of the PVG disclosure scheme will be required prior to appointment (disclosure cost to be met by the employer).
** There is a 6 month probationary period attached to this post.
To apply please email your CV to email@example.com – PLEASE QUOTE THE JOB REFERENCE
You can also download an application form from www.ailn.org and click on the documents tab and scroll to application form.
Applications or CVs can be either emailed back or posted and returned to:
Ayrshire Independent Living Network
The Michael Lynch Centre for Enterprise
71 Princes Street
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