Job Title: Female* Personal Assistant
Location: Near Arundel           
Hourly rate:  £10.00 
Reference:    VC6800
Hours/shifts: Friday, Sunday and Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm.


I am a lady who is Spinal Cord injured with tetraplegia and who uses a wheelchair
I need support with personal care ensuring my safety at all times. This will include Bowel care management (D.R.E/D.R.S) so previous experience in this would be asset although full training will be provided.
You should be reliable, patient happy to work alongside my current PA’s
Other Requirements
• *"Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."  
• Must be comfortable around dogs
Access to own car is essential
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
Successful applicants will be entitled to 5.6 weeks paid Holiday per year (pro rata) and will be issued employment contracts
Typical duties
Domestic -       
Light household duties may be required.
Occasionally preparing drinks and snacks
Personal Care: 
Assistance with D.R.E/D.R.S
Assistance with hoisting e.g. In to bed
Assistance/supervision showering and drying as required
Help getting onto my commode
Drying/brushing hair if required
Possible assistance with dressing and undressing
Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Female * due to personal care needs 
• Comfortable around my dog
• 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 due to handling needs
• Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• 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 full training is given.
Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.