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Support Worker – DPSS563

West Runton

Between £8.30-10.00 Per Hour

Part Time

Direct Payment Support Service

Closing Date: 24/09/21

Job description
Listed below are details of the purpose of the job and what tasks are involved. It is important and advisable to refer to this when submitting your application for the post.
Job Purpose:
I’m in my early 30s and am mum to a 5 year old lad. I have physical disabilities resulting from a spinal operation, which effect my ability to feel my fingers, toes and legs which leads to a tendency to fall due to poor balance. I also have depression and anxiety. I would like you to support me in my parenting role, to maintain my independence and improve my wellbeing.
Location: West Runton
  • I experience difficulties in fetching, carrying and holding items due to the lack of feeling in my hands, so I require your support with: meal preparation; domestic tasks including hoovering, cleaning the bathroom and general tidying; and with converting my bed into a sofa in the morning.
  • I have mobility difficulties due to the lack of feeling in my legs, so your role will involve driving my son and/or me including the school run, to attend meetings at school, to undertake activities etc.
  • Supporting my son (and me if I’m well enough) with activities, such as daytrips and going to the park, being vigilant to our safety at all times.
  • My mental health needs cause me to have very low mood at times, so you will need to build a strong rapport with us so you can work 1:1 with my son when I’m particularly unwell, support me with making decisions around finances etc. and support me with meetings at school as required.
  • Providing companionship to me at home to improve my general wellbeing.
Person specification
Listed below are the skills, competencies and qualities that are essential and desirable for the post. My assessment of these, both on application and at interview, will be the main factor in determining if you are successful. Please refer to these when submitting your application.
  • Car owner/driver with suitable business use insurance.
  • Patient, understanding and nurturing personality, with a person centred approach to work.
  • Plenty of experience with children with a passion for working with them.
  • Keen to work as part of a team, as you will be working closely with my parents in supporting my son and me.
  • Adaptable with work tasks.
  • Flexible with working hours.
Summary terms and conditions
  • The rate of pay for this position is £9.37 per hour.
  • Hours and times of work: 28 hours per week to be worked Monday-Friday. During term time, the hours will be 8:30am – 10/10:30am and 2:30pm-5:30pm with some extra hours to accommodate activities and appointments as required. During school holidays, the hours will be more flexible and will be worked in 1 block around the middle of the day
  • The annual holiday entitlement for this position will be equivalent to the work I would normally expect to be done during 5.6 consecutive weeks.
The post is subject to the following:
  • A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which will be covered by the employer.
  • Satisfactory references from two referees, one of which must be your current or last employer.
  • Completion of a satisfactory probationary period of 3 months.