Personal Care Assistant/Support Worker GN5495

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GN5495

North Mundham

Part Time

£10 per hour

Summary

Personal Care Assistant/Carer/Companion required to support young man to enable him to maximize his independence whilst living within his family home

Duties include assisting with personal care, dispensing medication, assisting with transfers from bed/wheelchair/bathroom using a hoist

Preparing meals and snacks

Assistance with light domestic tasks such as laundry, housework 

Duties include driving wheelchair accessible van and escorting on leisure and social activities outside the home, eg accompanying to wheelchair football, trips to the cinema

Applicants must be cheerful, reliable and flexible with a good sense of humour 

Full training will be given

Ability to work on own initiative when required

Flexibility to accompany on weekends away occasionally an advantage

 

Other Requirements

Must be comfortable with pets

Must have a UK driving licence

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 -    

Helping with laundry, washing and drying 

Changing bed linen

Bed making

General cleaning of bedroom/bathroom

Taking out rubbish

Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.

Shopping trips

Tidying

Personal Care:  

Assistance with washing and bathing/showering 

Hoisting from bed to wheelchair to bath

To be on call when employer using toilet

Assistance with applying cream

General hair/skin care

Assistance using a urine bottle 

Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings

Getting into bed

Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist

Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets

Helping with other aspects of personal care as required 

Assistance at mealtimes e.g. assistance to eat when required

Physiotherapy exercises 

Social:          

Driving wheelchair adapted vehicle and accompanying/assisting with shopping trips, cinema and other social activities as required

Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required

Occasional longer journeys

Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family 

 

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

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.