Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Personal Assistant/ Support Worker LR6587 Job Title: Female *Personal Assistant/Support Worker Location: Horsham Hourly rate: £9 per hour Reference: LR6587 Hours/shifts: 12 hours per week Monday – Friday 07:15 -7:30 start until 9:15- 9:25 Plus 3 week day evenings days to be mutually agreed 18:30 – 19:30 Summary PA/Support Worker required supporting me a father to my 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter who are both nonverbal and have a physical disability. Duties include personal care and meal preparation as part of my children’s morning routine in getting them ready for school. In addition I also need assistance three evenings a week with my children’s evening routine of bath-time and getting them ready for bed. Employer is a smoker and has a cat. 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 - Preparing breakfast Supervising breakfast and assisting where necessary Personal Care: Washing and bathing/showering – toweling 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. Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat. Nappy changing Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings. Assisting with teeth brushing 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.