Job Title: Female* Personal Assistant
Location: Littlehampton
Hourly rate: £9.00 per hour
Reference: VC4848
Hours/shifts: Monday-Sunday with every other weekend off
2 hours per day, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm although some flexibility is required
These shifts can be worked by one PA or as part of a Job Share – as agreed at interview

I am a 20 year old woman with a debilitating skin condition, which affects all areas of my life. I enjoy spending time with my family and doing arts and crafts
I am looking for PA’s to support me in my own home to assist with personal care tasks and changing my dressings
Full training will be provided
Other Requirements:
*Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9
Must be comfortable with pets – we have 3 dogs
Must be happy to work in a smoking environment

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.

Job Description:
Typical duties:
Personal Care: 
• Supervision and assistance with washing/bathing/showering, drying, hair washing/drying/ brushing as required
• Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
• Assistance with applying clinical dressings (full training will be provided)
• Assistance with applying cream (full training will be provided)
• Assistance with using the toilet if required
• Assistance with dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings as required
• Assistance with getting out of bed
• Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Physiotherapy exercises

Changing bed linen
Bed making
Taking out rubbish
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals
General Tidying

• Person Specification:
The successful applicant will be
• Female * due to personal care needs
• Comfortable around dogs
• Able to tolerate the employer’s family smoking in the work place
• 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.