Female* Personal Care Assistant DP4772
£8.67 an hour
Part time Personal Care Assistants required to support elderly, blind lady to live independently in her own home. Assistance with personal care, meal preparation and housework required. Some experience of dementia and food hygiene would be an advantage, but a friendly, patient, sociable person with a good sense of humour is essential. Training will be provided. The job is located approx.15 minutes’ walk from Worthing town centre off the seafront. Parking is available and close to public transport.
Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes approx 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Saturday and Sunday teatimes approx 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Saturday and Sunday evening shifts to be agreed and arranged.
Monday and Friday evening shifts to agreed and arranged.
Please apply if you
can do any of the above hours.
*Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies
UK driving licence desirable, but not essential
Access to own vehicle desirable, but not essential
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 with employment contracts.
About the employer:
I am an elderly lady
with extremely poor eyesight and other disabilities. I am interested in all
sorts of things like politics and I try to keep up to date with what is going
on in the world
Nature of the work:
To provide support to an elderly blind lady with the early onset of dementia. The work will involve personal care, domestic assistance in her home, and overseeing her meals and medication. Some social or recreational work may be required.
Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Changing bed linen
Meals - preparing, cooking and washing up: preparing drinks
General housework, including cleaning, particularly the kitchen and bathroom, dusting and vacuuming
Minor household maintenance e.g. changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
Medication and dressings e.g. helping sort out tablets, reminding the client to take tablets
Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
Correspondence e.g. reading personal letters aloud, writing replies
You would receive full guidance from the client’s representative in all of the above, so no experience is necessary.
Accompanying on trips out e.g. out shopping for fun, meeting friends,
Accompanying to social meetings e.g. friends, family
Making tea for the client’s guests
Reading books aloud to the client
The successful applicant will be:
Female as personal care is involved and I am a female
Have reasonable English, so that you could write a letter
Able to undertake housework and domestic tasks to a high standard
Fit and healthy enough to undertake the full range of tasks
Able to learn the needs of a disabled person
Able to respect privacy and confidentiality
Honest and trustworthy
Cheerful and positive
Reliable, with good time-keeping
Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
It’s also desirable if you:
•Have had training relevant to the job e.g. food hygiene, first aid, home safety, lifting and handling.
•Have some experience/knowledge of onset of dementia.
•Are a driver with own car (not essential)
Please note from the list above that experience is not essential. Most aspects of the job can be learned.
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.