Job Title: Female Personal Assistant
Location: Bognor Regis
Hourly rate: £12.00
Reference: DP405
Hours/shifts: Every other Saturday 9am-5pm. Can split hours or job share available.

 

Summary

I am 53 year old women who has a disability similar MS. I am a full-time wheelchair user and use a hoist. I have a full and busy life, enjoying many various activities. I am looking for someone to help and support me so I can lead an independent life. Must be a driver as I have a mobility car (WAV). Care experience not necessary as shadow shifts can be arranged. Ideally, I am looking for someone to work every Saturday 9am-5pm at £12.00 per hour (however this position could be a job share i.e. alternating Saturdays). Scope for overtime especially in the summer. Contract and holiday pay entitlement included.

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
• 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