Female* Care Assistant/Support Worker DP5319 Location: East Grinstead / Hourly rate: £12.50 / Reference: DP5319 Summary I am a lady in my 50’s and require a support worker / personal assistant for personal care, some housework & to enable me to live independently. I have Parkinson’s disease & ideally I would prefer applicants to have some previous experience I am fair minded, generous and a happy person Hours/Shifts 4 hours in total. Saturday 2 hours in the morning (9am – 11am or 10am – 12pm) & 1 hour in the evening 5pm – 6pm Sunday 5pm – 6pm Other Requirements 4 hours in total. Saturday 2 hours in the morning (9am – 11am or 10am – 12pm) & 1 hour in the evening 5pm – 6pm Sunday 5pm – 6pm Description Nature of the work: Personal Care Housework and laundry Social / Recreational Activities Typical duties Domestic - Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away Helping with laundry, washing and drying Loading and unloading the washing machine Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line Changing bed linen / Bed making Taking out rubbish General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing Preparing drinks, snacks and meals. Shopping Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this Personal Care: Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required General hair/skin care Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings Physiotherapy exercises Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails. Occasional longer journeys Driving and accompanying to social events such as Cinema Accompanying on trips out e.g. to garden centre, beach, cinema, craft fairs, local visits & visiting friends. The above duties may involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, for which mileage will be reimbursed. Person specification The successful applicant will be: Female * due to personal care needs 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.