Direct Payments Working as a Personal Assistant Carer/PA-DP4482 Job Title: Carer/PA Hourly rate: £11.00 - £15.00 per hour Reference: DP4482 Hours/shifts: 7:30am – 7:30pm on a mix of weekdays and weekends, (hours can be shorter by mutual arrangement) Summary • Carer/PA to join our existing team, to assist with caring for a disabled 32yr old female who requires a lot of assistance with everyday tasks including full personal care. She has a tracheostomy / laryngectomy, corrected spinal scoliosis and epilepsy• She has a mind of her own with a great sense humour and a touch of mischievousness.• The job involves, driving and supporting her at her day centre and full care and support whilst she is at home, you will always be working alongside another carer• You need to be very outgoing and bubbly, sociable, have a sense of humour and not be afraid to sing songs and nursery rhymes out loud. Other Requirements • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." • Must be a happy, bubbly, confident, reliable and motivated individual • Must be happy to work in a non smoking environment • Must have a UK driving licence • Must have access to own vehicle • Other : All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. Description Typical duties Domestic:General household duties relating to the care of my daughter. Maybe additional house hold tasks whenever she sleeps for example:Helping with laundry, washing and dryingLoading and unloading the washing machineLoading and unloading tumble dryer/washing lineChanging bed linenBed makingGeneral cleaningTaking out rubbishGeneral housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuumingPreparing drinks, snacks and mealsTidying Personal Care: Full personal care is requiredWashing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hairHelp getting into and out of bath/shower as requiredAssistance with applying creamGeneral hair/skin careSuction/tracheostomy careDressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fasteningsGetting into bedAssistance with getting out of bedAssistance with medication Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting my daughter to get changed in swimming pool/gym.Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eatPhysiotherapy exercises Social: Accompany my daughter when accessing social and leisure activitiesAccompanying to doctors/hospital appointments when requiredAccompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.Occasional longer journeysAccompanying on trips out e.g. to the library, walks, cinema, garden centre, beach craft fairs, local visits, attending social events, attending therapies, accompanying to social meetings e.g. friends, family.The above duties will involve driving my daughter in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing my daughters wheelchair when out. Alternatively you will be required to assist and guide my daughter when she walks. At home my daughter likes most things, musical toys, press button toys, painting and being sung to! Person specification - The successful applicant will be: • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality• 100% Reliable with good time-keeping• Able to both follow instructions accurately and work on own initiative• Strong Hygienic ethics, tidy minded and well organised• Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties• Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills• Additional Information• Full guidance and training will be provided from the employer Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives.