Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female Personal assistant-DP6544 Job Title: Female Personal assistantLocation: Crawley Down Hourly rate: £10.50 per hour Reference: DP6544 Hours/shifts: 8 hours a week, Monday and Tuesday 10am – 2pmSummary • I am a 42 year old lady with Cerebella Ataxia, looking for someone to assist me with day to day tasks and other activities• I am a fun loving family member, with a full busy family• I live with my husband, children, cats and puppy• I enjoy a lot in life• I am very social and need to be assisted to do this 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 • Must have access to own vehicle All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical dutiesLaundry, hanging out to dry, putting awayHelping with laundry, washing and drying Loading and unloading the washing machineLoading and unloading tumble dryer/washing lineChanging bed linenBed makingGeneral cleaningTaking out rubbishGeneral housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Minor household maintenance e.g. changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washingPreparing drinks, snacks and meals.ShoppingMaintenance of small garden, perhaps half an hour a weekAssist with grooming cats (training provided) – employer would helpTidyingCorrespondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperworkMaking phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do thisMaking tea for the employer's guestsAny other reasonable task Personal Care: Washing and showering – towelling dry/ drying hairSupervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as requiredHelp getting into and out of shower as requiredAssistance with applying creamGeneral hair/skin careDressing and undressingHelp with dispensing tablets Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packetsHelping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed in swimming pool/ hydrotherapy / physiotherapy.Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Mealtimes e.g. food prep making breakfast/ lunch snacks.Physiotherapy exercises.Assistance with leg stockings.Any other reasonable task Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when requiredAccompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including to swimming/ hydrotherapy/ physiotherapy.Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when requiredAccompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.Occasional longer journeysAccompanying on trips out e.g. to the vet, puppy/ dog day care and events, to see family. Driving and accompanying to social events such as:CinemaAfternoon teaGardens centresBingoPuppy/ dog events Accompanying on trips out e.g. to take photographs at the beach or in the woods or, visiting friends.Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the garden centre, beach, cinema, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events, attending therapies and disability group Accompanying to social meetings e.g. friends, familyThe above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activitiesLifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when outAssisting with putting dates and time of appointment in employer’s diary.Any other reasonable task Person specification The successful applicant will be: Female due to personal care needs Comfortable to work around petsRespectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityReliable with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic, tidy minded and well organisedFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesPatience and possess excellent interpersonal skillsHonest and cheerfulCreativeAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.