Job Title: Female* Personal Assistant/Support Worker
Location:     Burgess Hill       
Hourly rate:  £9.50 - £10.00 depending on experience
Reference:  LR6664          
Hours/shifts:  22 hours a week Monday – Sunday
Am shift between 10am – 1pm
PM shift between 5pm-8pm
Actual shift start and finish times by mutual agreement
Job share available
Summary
I'm 36 and a wheelchair user. I like to chat and I can get very lonely. So multitasking is a really needed skill. I would like to work with a female carer and there is the possibility of a job-share for the right applicant. I would also like someone who has had experience in this field.
If the applicant wishes to discuss a mutual schedule that is more than acceptable.

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."   
• Other :  
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 -        
Daily cleaning of CPAP machine training will be given
Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
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.
Assistance with placing food in oven and handling hot foot
Tidying
Correspondence e.g. 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:  
Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
Assistance with applying cream
General hair/skin care
Compression wraps application
Dressing and undressing/ helping with lower limbs dressing
Help with dispensing tablets  prompting and preparation
On occasion getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
Physiotherapy exercises
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.
Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.