Job Title: Female Carer
Location: Littlehampton            
Hourly rate: £9.50 per hour, £7.50 per half hour
Reference:     DP1525        
Hours/shifts: 1.5 hours a day Monday to Friday
Summary 
I am looking for a carer to support me to get up in the morning, showered, dressed and have breakfast. I also have an afternoon visit where my carer helps with going to the toilet and makes a drink for me. My carer will also take me out shopping once a week.

Other Requirements 
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."  
• Must have a full UK driver’s license and access to own vehicle 

• 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.
Description
Typical duties
Domestic -        
Bed making
General cleaning
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
Tidying
Personal Care:  
• Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
• Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
• Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
• General hair/skin care
• Using the toilet
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
Social:       
• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
• The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car.
 Person specification
The successful applicant will be:     
• Female due to personal care needs 
• Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the work place
• 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.
Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives