Female* Personal Assistant / Support Worker-DP3133

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DP3133

Crawley

Part Time

£9 per hour

Summary

I am a lady who has MS, who is looking for a kind and reliable Personal Assistant/ Support Worker to support me in my home at the weekends

I enjoy socializing and crafts such as making greetings cards 

I am looking for somebody who can support me with personal care, a small amount of domestic support and somebody who will take my friendly dog for a walk.

Somebody who has knowledge and experience of working with somebody who has MS would be preferred, however this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to this role.

Any required training for this role will be provided. 

Personal care, domestic support and social support for a lady who has MS 

 

Hours/Shifts

Weekends only

Saturdays - 4 hours 

Sundays - 4 hours

Start times are flexible and can be discussed more at interview 

 

Other Requirements

*Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies  

Must be comfortable with pets

Must be happy to work in a smoking environment 

Must have a UK driving licence

Must have access to own vehicle 

 

Description

Personal care, domestic support and social support for a lady who has MS  

Job Location:

Crawley

Nature of the work:

Personal care, domestic support and social support for a lady who has MS  

Typical duties

Domestic -  

Laundry

Loading and unloading the washing machine

Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line

Changing bed linen

Bed making

General cleaning

Taking out rubbish

Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.

Walking the dog

Making tea for the employer's guests 

Personal Care: 

Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair

Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required

General hair/skin care

Using the toilet 

Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings

Getting out of bed

Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') 

Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat 

Social: 

Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, make greetings cards, social room

The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out.  

Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities

Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out.  

        

Person specification

Female * due to personal care needs  

Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the work place

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

Creative

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.