Job Title: Female* Personal Assistant/Support Worker
Location: Burgess Hill
Hourly rate: £9.50 - £10.00 depending on experience
Reference: LR6831
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 am a 36 chatty young woman who needs some help in my own home. I have well managed epilepsy, among other things and I am a wheelchair user.
• I am looking for a female carer(s) who are ok around dogs as on occasions I look after a friend’s 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 provided 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 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
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Bed making – changing bed linen
General housework, including tidying, cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, taking out the rubbish.
Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs,
Preparing hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals.
Correspondence e.g. assisting with household paperwork
Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this

Personal Care:
Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
Assistance with applying cream
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')

Social: 

Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities.
Accompany employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
Occasional longer journeys
Driving and accompanying to social events such as cinema and church.
The 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 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 directly through the individual and not Independent Lives.