Job Title: Female Personal Assistant
Location: Bognor Regis
Hourly rate: Evening: £10.30 p/h; Sunday: £12 p/h
Reference: DP405
Hours/shifts: Thursday 6pm-8pm and every other Sunday 9am-5pm (both shifts can be a job share)

Summary

• I am a 52 year old lady; I am a full time wheelchair user
• Due to Covid I am not out and about as much as I would like. I still like to keep busy indoors doing baking and cooking, arts and crafts, and generally keeping busy
• The Thursday shift will involve supporting to accompany out for meals, visiting family and friends, cinema, theatre and social gatherings when roadmap guidelines allow; You will also need to assist me with getting into bed
• The Sunday shifts will involve, supporting me with day to day tasks such as cooking/baking, craft activities, admin and when roadmap guidelines allow, outside activities

Other Requirements
“Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9.”
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:
Cooking meals when required.
Making lunch and breakfasts when required.
Washing up/ putting away dishes.
Loading and unloading the washing machine.
Laundry, hanging clothes out to dry, ironing and putting them away.
Bed making and changing bed linen
Taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning bathroom and kitchen, dusting and vacuuming.
Minor household maintenance e.g. changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing.
Correspondence e.g. help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork and making telephone calls on my behalf.

Personal Care:
Help with showering and washing my hair.
Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
Helping with hair removal.
Assisting with foot care.
Assisting me to dry, brush and put my hair up.
Transferring from wheelchair to toilet when required.
Assist me when using the commode and maintenance of the commode.
Help with dressing and undressing

Social:
Assist me in my exercise classes
Accompany me to meet friends and family.
Shopping
Cinema
Theatre
Attending social events etc.
Assisting me with the grandchildren when out and in the home.
Accompany me to visit my parent’s grave and assist with arranging flowers, keeping the area clean and tidy.
Accompany me to cafés and places to eat out
Accompany me to support groups and occasional longer journeys
Working alongside /helping with arts and crafts activities.
Accompanying me to the doctors/hospital appointments when required
Pushing my manual wheelchair when out.
The above duties may involve driving me in my Wheelchair Accessible vehicle (WAV) car, using the winch to get me in and out of the car, if required.

Other Tasks:
Using a hoist.
Assisting me with my wheelchair to adjust breaks etc.

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, cheerful and creative
• Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
• Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
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