Job Title: *Female Personal Assistant/Care Support Worker
Location: Selsey, Chichester
Hourly rate: £11.50 - £12.35 depending on clinical training.
Reference: DP5330
Hours/shifts: 2 Saturdays per month and some hours on either a monday or a Wednesday to be discussed.


• To support a young lady in 41 yrs with cerebral palsy and epilepsy within the family home and out and about
• We are an easy going, happy, busy family that would love someone similar to support our daughter.
• Support would include, personal care, mealtimes, watching TV, driving an adapted car and support her with her day time activities
• You will need to be kind, caring and understanding as the days routine can change depending on her Seizure activity

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Must have a UK driving licence
• 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.

• Support with waking & bedtime routines, including personal care> Hoisting and incontinence care.
• Preparing meals and support with eating and drinking including P.E.G. feeding ( full training given)
• Being happy to work as part of a team and also lone work whilst out and about in the community and so that parents have the opportunity to go out in the evening occasionally plus when away 1 weekend per month
• Spend time watching TV with her on later shifts. Support to enjoy time in her hot tub when we do her stretching exercises as well as allowing her time to relax in the bubbles.
• Accompanying and supporting whist accessing daytime actives for example, shopping, visiting coffee shops when safe.
• Giving medications including rescue meds for epilepsy seizures once you have received full training
• You will need to be happy to undergo other training as required – your time for this will be paid and any travel reimbursed.

Typical duties

Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
Keeping customer’s bedroom clean & tidy, including dusting and vacuuming.
Cleaning and tidying the shower room after use
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Any other reasonable task

Personal Care:
Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
Assistance with applying cream
General hair/skin care
Using the toilet
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
Getting into bed
Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist
Help with dispensing medications
Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed for the hot tub.
Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
Physiotherapy exercises
Any other reasonable task

Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
Accompany when accessing social and leisure activities if required
Accompanying 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 employers wheelchair accessible car, loading/unloading customer in wheelchair and securing ready for travel training can be provided)
Accompanying on trips out eg to see family & friends, to the garden centre, beach, cinema, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events, attending therapies and social groups
Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities and hot tub
Pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out

 Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
Female due to personal care needs
Ideally experienced in working with customer with complex needs.
Must be able to push manual wheelchair and drive adapted vehicle.
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
Honest and cheerful and understanding
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 would be nice but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach is more valuable
Please note, if you are successful in your application you will employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives