Personal Care Assistant/ Support worker DP1810
£8.50 per hour
I am looking for a Personal Care Assistant to job share with my other carers. I am a permanent wheelchair user and live very close to Angmering station with my son and two small dogs. The hours and days of work are open to discussion between the above times. Local person or access to vehichle may be preferrable due to the times of work.
Monday to Sunday: 8.30am to 10.30am and 10pm to 11.15pm.
Lunch time calls available 12pm to 1pm
There may be hours available to be discussed
Please apply if you can do any of the above hours
Must be comfortable with pets
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.
Nature of the work:
The basic requirements are:
- In the mornings I need help transferring using a hoist, occasional help in the bathroom, getting dressed, preparing a light snack, and getting in my car.
- In the evenings I need help with undressing, getting into the shower, some drying, and getting into bed using the hoist.
- Occasional help with applying creams, domestic duties, sorting laundry, etc.
Some additional hours to be discussed will be available for light domestic work.
towelling dry/ drying hair
Supervision and/or assistance with showering
Help getting into and out of shower as required
To be on call when employer takes shower.
Assistance with applying cream
Using the toilet
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
Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat on occasions.
The successful applicant will be:
Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
Reliable with good time-keeping & Trustworthy
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
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
Flexible to cover my other Pas holiday and sickness
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.