Personal Care Assistant/ Support worker DP1810

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DP1810

East Preston

Part Time

£8.50 per hour

Summary

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.

Hours/Shifts

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 

Other Requirements

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.

 

Description

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. 

Typical duties

Domestic -    

Some additional hours to be discussed will be available for light domestic work. 

Personal Care:

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.

 

Person specification

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

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

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.