Job Reference No DP1041
Job Title: Cover Personal Assistant(s)
Job location: Burgess Hill
Job/Contract Type – (Permanent/ Part Time etc) Casual
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.
Hourly Rate: £10 per hour
Specific Criteria Required: Please specify which if any are required by placing an X below:
*Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies

Must be comfortable with pets
Must be happy to work in a smoking environment
Must have a UK driving licence Preferable
Must have access to own vehicle preferable
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.

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.


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 Tasks will include
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:
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.