Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Personal Assistant/Support Worker DP218 Job Title: Female Personal Assistant/Support Worker Location: Furnace Green, Crawley Hourly rate: £9.00 Monday-Friday £9.50 Saturday Reference: DP218 Hours/shifts: 9-10.30am Mon - Sat Summary I am a lady in my 60’s with Multiple Sclerosis and also am partially blind looking for support and help to maintain my independence. I need help with the following:- Getting me out of bed Help with transferring me from my bed to wheelchair with the help of a hoist (training will be given) Help with showering, drying and applying creams Preparing breakfast with the help of another Personal Assistant Assistance with medication Some light housework Other Requirements "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." non smoker 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 - 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 Preparing drinks and breakfast Personal Care: Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required To be on call when employer takes bath Assistance with applying cream General hair/skin care Catheter care Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings Getting into bed Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist Help with dispensing tablets Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat 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.