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.