Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Personal Assistant/ Support Worker DP6379 Job Title: Female Personal Assistant/Support Worker Location: Lindfield Hourly rate: £10.00 per hour Reference: DP6379 Hours/shifts: 18 hours per week Monday – Friday afternoons average 3.5 hours a day days and times to be mutually agreed Job share available Summary• I am looking for a reliable, lively and sociable PA to support me a woman in my forties, with daily living. Some personal care and light domestic tasks. • Supporting me in the community to enable me to enjoy my various interests including art, crafts, books, fashion and visiting places of interest.• I also require someone to accompany me to the swimming pool. Other Requirements• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." • Must be comfortable with pets • Car driver with UK driving licence desirable. 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 dutiesDomestic - • Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away• Helping with laundry, washing and drying • Loading and unloading the washing machine• Loading and unloading airer • Changing bed linen• Bed making• General cleaning• Taking out rubbish• General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. • Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing• Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.• Shopping• Tidying• Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork• Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this• Making tea for the employer's guests Personal Care: • Being on hand when employer takes a shower.• Help getting into and out of shower as required• Help with dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings• Help with dispensing tablets.• Assistance with medication i.e. helping take tablets from packets. Social: • Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, such as visits to family• Driving and accompanying on trips out eg to the garden centre, beach, cinema, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events. • Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family• Accompany employer to the swimming pool.• The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car. Person specificationThe 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.