Female* Care Assistant/Support Worker GN1725 Location: Furnace Green, Crawley / Hourly rate: £9 / Reference: GN1725 Summary I am looking for carers who are kind, patient, understanding and prepared to work to a high standard to ensure my wife, who has dementia, receives the excellent care she deserves. In return, you will find this a rewarding and fulfilling position within our family home. My wife requires 24 hour care, is fully reliant on her wheelchair which has a specially moulded seat, is fed through a gastrostomy and also requires suction at times. All training will be provided. Hours/Shifts Saturday and Sunday 7am to 7pm Ideally looking to split position between two carers Flexibility to cover holiday/sickness an advantage Other Requirements Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies 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 Nature of the work: Personal care (including pad changes, washing, administering creams and dressing) Hoist transfers to and from bed and wheelchair Gastrostomy care – setting up feed, flushing etc Administering medication and completing record sheet Suction as required Domestic duties – washing, ironing, light housework Going for walks into town/locality (requires carer to push wheelchair) Female due to nature of work Typical duties Domestic - Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away Changing bed linen Bed making General cleaning Taking out rubbish General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Tidying Personal Care: Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair with hairdryer Full continence care (including changing pads) Choosing nice clothes and dressing General hair/skin care Applying creams as required Assistance with getting out of bed/wheelchair using a hoist Administering medication Giving feed via feeding pump/flushing via gastrostomy Social: Going for short walks (using wheelchair) either into town or around the locality 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 Patient 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 roles.