Job Title: Female* Personal Assistant
Location: Near Arundel           
Hourly rate:  £10.00 
Reference:    VC6800
Hours/shifts: 12 HOURS PER WEEK – Friday - Monday - 9.30am -12.30pm. Job Share considered

I am a lady who is Spinal Cord injured with tetraplegia and who uses a wheelchair

I need support with personal care to include Bowel care management (D.R.E/D.R.S), showering and dressing, hoisting, ensuring my safety at all times. 

You should be reliable, patient, empathic and respectful of my dignity and privacy and happy to work alongside my current PA’s

Previous experience would be an asset.  Full D.R.E/D.R.S training will be provided

Other Requirements
• *"Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."  
• Must be comfortable around dogs
Access to own car is essential
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
Successful applicants will be entitled to 5.6 weeks paid Holiday per year (pro rata) and will be issued employment contracts

Typical duties
Domestic -       
Light household duties may be required.
Occasionally preparing drinks and snacks

Personal Care: 
• Assistance with D.R.E/D.R.S
• Assistance with hoisting e.g. In to bed
• Assistance/supervision showering and drying as required
• Help getting onto my commode
• Drying/brushing hair if required
• Possible assistance with dressing and undressing
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') 

Person specification

The successful applicant will be:
• Female * due to personal care needs 
• Comfortable around my dog
• 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 due to handling needs
• Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• 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 full training is given.