Job Title: Cover Personal and Social Assistant- Urgently required
Location: Fishersgate
Hourly Rate:  £8.91 per hour
Reference: DP5822
Hours/shifts: Cover hours of regular PA’s holiday and sickness. 8am-11am 7 days per week. This is required urgently to work dates Monday 9th August and last working day to be Sunday 22nd August

• I am a lovely gentleman with a great sense of humor.
• I love a cuppa and a chat.
• I mainly need support with my personal care due to severe mobility issues and pain e.g showering
• I also need medication prompting at the times of day when medication is required (medication will be organised into a tablet dispenser)
• I am looking for someone fun who can have a laugh with me.

Other Requirements
• Must be comfortable with pets (visiting only).

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.

Typical duties

Domestic -
General housework including loading my washing machine and tumble dryer.
Vacuuming and dusting.
Washing up
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Making phone calls on my behalf when I am unable to do this.

Personal Care:
Assistance with showering, drying, hair washing
Assistance with dressing
Help getting into and out of shower as required (this is a walk in shower).
Assistance with applying cream

• Having a chat and a cup of tea.
• Accompanying me in my car shopping or to a garden centre when I feel I can go out.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
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

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