Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female Personal Assistant/ Support Worker LR6664 Job Title: Female* Personal Assistant/Support WorkerLocation: Burgess Hill Hourly rate: £9.50Reference: LR6664 Hours/shifts: 23 hours a week Monday – SundayAm shift between 10am – 1pmPM shift between 5pm-8pmActual shift start and finish times by mutual agreementJob share available Summary• I am a 36 chatty young woman who needs some help in my own home. I have well managed epilepsy and among other things I am a wheelchair user• . I am looking for a female carer(s) who are ok around dogs as I look after a friends dog which happens to be great therapy.• I'm looking to have someone who is a multitasker as I can chat a lot! Someone who can help me manage all aspects of day to day living including things like laundry and housework along with personal care.• Jobshare available • Training will be provide with the possibility of further professional training. Other Requirements• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." • Must be comfortable with pets • Other : 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 duties Domestic - Daily cleaning of CPAP machine training will be givenLaundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, 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 eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washingPreparing drinks, snacks and meals.Assistance with placing food in oven and handling hot footTidyingCorrespondence e.g. assisting with household paperworkMaking phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do thisMaking tea for the employer's guests Personal Care: Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hairSupervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as requiredAssistance with applying creamGeneral hair/skin careCompression wraps applicationDressing and undressing/ helping with lower limbs dressingHelp with dispensing tablets prompting and preparationOn occasion getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Physiotherapy exercises Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when requiredAccompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities.Accompany 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 library,to see family. Driving and accompanying to social events such as:CinemaChurchAccompanying to social meetings eg friends, familyThe above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car (if applicable), lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out. 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 & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.