Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Cover Personal Assistant DP1041 Location: Burgess Hill / Hourly rate: £9 / Reference: DP1041 Summary Young married couple looking to employ a Personal assistant(s) to cover holiday and sickness, so they can remain independent in their own home. Tasks will involve personal care, preparing meals, general domestic tasks including help with shopping and assisting to access the local community. Hours/Shifts Cover needed for holiday & sickness Holiday cover required. Hours are flexible please apply if you can do any of the hours or provide cover. Other Requirements UK driving licence preferable Access to own vehicle preferable 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 About the employer: We are a married couple with disabilities. We are both wheelchair bound. We are friendly and approachable Nature of the work: We require assistance over lunchtime to prepare our meals & feed us. We require assistance with everyday living tasks, therefore you may be asked to do some light housework, shopping or personal care Typical duties Domestic - Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away Changing bed linen Bed making General cleaning Taking out rubbish – separating rubbish & recycling Light housework which may include cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing occasionally. Preparing drinks, snacks and meals. Shopping Tidying Any other reasonable tasks Personal Care: Ocassional Hoisting Assistance with using the toilet on occasions Assistance with dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings on occasions Assistance with getting in & out of bed using a hoist or onto the shower chair or toilet on occasions 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 Physiotherapy exercises Any other reasonable task Community Living tasks: Accompanying and assisting employers on shopping trips when required Accompany employers when accessing social and leisure activities, such as going to a restaurant for lunch Accompanying employers to doctors/hospital appointments when required, transferring onto dentist’s chair Accompanying and assisting employers on occasional longer journeys eg to visit family members Pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out. Any other reasonable task 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 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 Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.