Personal Care Assistant/ Support Worker
Job Title: Personal Care Assistant/Support Worker Location: Worthing Hourly rate: £11 Reference: GN6827 Hours/shifts: to Mon & Thurs (some flexibility with days) Summary • I am looking for caring, patient and reliable PAs to support me in my home, which I share with my husband • I use a wheelchair full-time and require support to enable me to get out of the house to visit the local area, coffee shops, garden centre etc • I use a communication device • Duties will include full support with all aspects of my personal care, assistance with washing and dressing and transferring into my wheelchair through use of hoist • You will also be required to prepare snacks and meal and provide assistance for me to eat and drink • Experience of working with disabled people and providing care and support is an advantage, but a willingness to learn is more important • You should be friendly, trustworthy and flexible • All professional training will be provided Other Requirements • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." • UK driving licence an advantage All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. Description Typical duties Domestic - • Some light general housework • Preparing drinks, snacks and meals. • Assisting me with shopping trips • Tidying Personal Care: • Full assistance with washing and bathing/showering as required • Assistance with applying cream • Catheter care • Hoisting onto the commode • Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings • Getting into bed if required • Assistance with getting out of bed and transferring to wheelchair using a hoist • Help with medication • Assistance with eating and drinking orally and via tube (PEG/RIG) • Helping with other aspects of personal care as required • Assistance with eating and drinking • Physiotherapy exercises Social: • Accompanying and assisting the employer on shopping trips when required • Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities eg hydro-therapy • Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with lifting clothes on/off the rails. • Accompanying on trips out local shops, walks, café visit, library, cinema or garden centre • Driving wheelchair adapted vehicle and accompanying employer as required • Whilst on duty at the employer's home watching TV and assisting with craft activities Person specification The successful applicant will be: • Female due to personal care needs • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality • Reliable with good time-keeping • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative • Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties • Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills • Honest and cheerful • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard • Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom • Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.