Job Title: Bank Personal Care Assistants
Location: Horsham
Hourly rate: £11 per hour weekdays, £13 per hour weekends
Reference: DP5097
Hours/shifts: Bank shifts to cover holiday and sickness.

I am a lady living with MS in Horsham and am fully reliant on a wheelchair. I require a personal assistant who can fully prepare food and help with feeding, together with light domestic duties and social support. I am a laid-back, easy-going person, and enjoy socialising, including going to the cinema, going out for lunch and coffee. This would suit an enthusiastic and hardworking individual who is committed to the PA role. In return I offer a friendly working environment and a rewarding role for the right individual.

Other Requirements 
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Other :
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 - 
Laundry, ironing, putting away
Loading and unloading the washing machine/ tumble dryer
Changing bed linen and Bed making
General cleaning and tidying
Taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Support with online food shopping
Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
Making phone calls on my behalf as and when required
Making tea for the employer's guests

Personal Care:
All my transfers are using a hoist- training will be given
Catheter care on very rare occasions- only for experienced PA’s so not essential

Social: 
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities e.g. lunch out, coffee shop or pub
• Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails if and when required
• Occasional longer journeys
• The above duties will using buses or accessible taxi’s.
• Accompany to doctors and hospital appointments as and when required

Person specification
The successful applicant will be: (please add in/delete as applicable)
• 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
• 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.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives