Personal Care Assistant/ Support Worker
Job Title : Personal Care Assistant/ Support Worker Location: East Dean Chichester Hourly rate: £10 ph + 45p per mile if using own car Reference: DP5336 Hours/shifts: 8 Hours per week over 2 days. No weekend hours are required. This role is flexible Summary • Friendly reliable Personal Assistant/Support Worker wanted to assist me in my home and in the community. • I am a lively, active female with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who uses a manual wheelchair • You will support me to attend activities such as shopping, swimming, dog walking, general outings and appointments. • You must be happy to drive me either in my automatic car or in your vehicle. • Tasks also include assisting me with personal care and daily living tasks Other Requirements • Must be comfortable with pets as I have 3 dogs • Must have a UK driving licence • Must have access to own vehicle • Other : 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 - Domestic tasks will include normal day to day housework including; assistance with hoovering, hanging out washing, washing up etc. Personal Care: • Assist and supervise to ensure my safety in the home and in the community • Assist me with changing pads • Support me with dressing and undressing, particularly putting on shoes and socks • Assist and support me with physio/exercises • Any other reasonable tasks depending on the day as my condition can be unpredictable Social: • Accompany me and support me in the community shopping, social activities, appointments, swimming • Accompany me walking my dogs or if I am not well do this for me; I currently have 3 dogs (all friendly!) • Drive me in my automatic car and/or your vehicle • Any other task reasonable task Person specification The successful applicant will be: • Be able to learn and understand my needs • Be honest, cheerful and well motivated with a good sense of humour • Be reliable with excellent timekeeping • Be able to work flexibly • Be able to respect privacy and confidentiality • Be able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative • Refrain from smoking while at work • Be willing to be police checked (enhanced DBS). Please note that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining the position • Be legally allowed to work in the UK • Be a driver with a full UK driving licence and be happy to drive the employer in her car or in yours; you will need personal business insurance to drive the employer in your car. • Like dogs and be confident with them Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.