Job Title: Female Personal Assistant

Location:   Billingshurst      

Hourly rate: £9.80

Reference: DP5508        

Hours/shifts: min of 12 hours a week, Fri, Sat & Sun 4 – 8pm - more hours may be available if desired

Summary

  • Keen and motivated Female support worker required
  • To support my 14 year old daughter with all her personal care needs and accessing social and family activity’s
  • She enjoys listening to music being sociable and going out and about

     Other Requirements                     

  • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
  • Must have access to own vehicle - due to location
  • Must like dogs as we have a friendly dog

 

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 -       

  • Changing my daughters bedding
  • Putting my daughters washed clothes away
  • Any other reasonable task

Personal Care: 

  • Assist mum with washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
  • Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
  • Assistance with applying cream
  • General hair/skin care
  • Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
  • Getting into bed
  • Assistance with getting in/out of bed/bath using a hoist
  • Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
  • Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') using a hoist
  • Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
  • Any other reasonable task

Social:        

  • Accompanying and assisting my daughter on shopping trips when required
  • Accompany my daughter when accessing social and leisure activities, for example bowling and sometimes on longer trips to Brighton, Portsmouth & London
  • Accompanying to doctors/hospital appointments when required
  • Accompanying on family outings for example day trips and visiting family for attending weddings etc
  • Accompanying on trips out on public transport for example train & bus
  • Any other reasonable task

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 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.