Personal Support Assistant MP6286

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MP6286

Haywards Heath

Part Time

£9.50 per hour

Summary

I am the employer and am looking for someone to assist my husband (the customer) to access his local community.

The customer’s disability affects his mobility and speech but he is able to hear and understand.

This support will encourage the customer to leave the house as well as give me (Wife and employer) some respite.

To support with personal care as required.

Assist by prompting with medication as required

To ensure the Health & Safety of the customer at all times

To assist with occasional basic domestic tasks

Pushing customer in his wheelchair 

Hours/Shifts

6 hours per week. Exact times/days to be agreed with employer. 

Other Requirements

Must be happy to work in a smoking environment

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

Nature of the work:

To support the customer with personal care as required and to assist him access the local community in a safe manner.

 

Typical duties

Domestic -    

Occasional tasks:

Loading and unloading the washing machine

Changing bed linen

Bed making

Light cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. 

Personal Care:

Using the toilet if required

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

Social:            

Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required

Accompanying on trips out e.g. Bowling, Garden centres, parks etc..

Pushing customer in his wheelchair

 

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

Able to tolerate the customer occasionally smoking in the work place

Respectful of the customers  privacy and confidentiality

Reliable with good time-keeping

Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative

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.