Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Cover Personal Assistant(s)-DP1041 Job Reference No DP1041Job Title: Cover Personal Assistant(s)Job location: Burgess HillJob/Contract Type – (Permanent/ Part Time etc) CasualHours/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 hourSpecific 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 PreferableMust have access to own vehicle preferableOther : 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. 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 includeDomestic - Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting awayChanging bed linenBed makingGeneral cleaningTaking out rubbish – separating rubbish & recyclingLight 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.ShoppingTidyingAny other reasonable tasks Personal Care: Assistance with using the toilet on occasionsAssistance with dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings on occasionsAssistance with getting in & out of bed using a hoist or onto the shower chair or toilet on occasionsAssistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packetsGetting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eatPhysiotherapy exercisesAny other reasonable taskCommunity Living tasks:Accompanying and assisting employers on shopping trips when requiredAccompany employers when accessing social and leisure activities, such as going to a restaurant for lunchAccompanying employers to doctors/hospital appointments when required, transferring onto dentist’s chairAccompanying and assisting employers on occasional longer journeys eg to visit family membersPushing the employer’s wheelchair when out. Any other reasonable task Person Specification -The successful applicant will be: Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityReliable with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic, tidy minded and well organisedFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesPatience and possess excellent interpersonal skillsHonest and cheerfulCreativeAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.