Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Care Assistant/Support Worker DP5639 Location: Horsham Hourly rate: £10 per hour Reference: DP5639 Summary • I am seeking a local, friendly, reliable and committed Personal Care Assistant to join my current team to enable me to live independently in my home. • I am an educated lady in my early fifties with MS and require support on a daily basis.• Depending on the time of day, I will need you to assist me with personal care tasks (e.g. washing, dressing, using the bathroom, moving about my home) and to undertake domestic tasks (e.g. prepare light meals, use the washing machine, ironing, change cat litter).• Experience is desirable, but guidance will be provided for the right person by the Personal Care Assistants who already help me Hours/Shifts Mondays 4-4.30pm Saturday 9.30pm – 10pm Sunday 6pm – 7pm Please apply if you can do any of the above hours. Ability to do additional hours to cover holiday & Sickness desirable Requirement *Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies Must be comfortable with pets 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. Typical Tasks will include Personal Care: Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hairSupervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as requiredHelp getting into and out of bath/shower as requiredGeneral hair/skin careUsing the toilet Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fasteningsGetting into bedHelp with dispensing tablets Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packetsGetting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Any other reasonable task Domestic : Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting awayLoading and unloading the washing machine & putting onto airierChanging Cat Litter Taking out rubbishGeneral housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Preparing Light meals and DrinksAny other reasonable task 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.