Location:      Crawley      

Hourly rate:  £9.00      

Reference:    DP3133         

Hours/shifts: Monday, Thursday and Saturday

9am - 12 and 5 - 6pm with possible extra hours to be discussed at interview

 

Summary

  • I am a lady who has MS, who is looking for a kind and reliable Personal Assistant/ Support Worker to support me in my home
  • I enjoy socializing and crafts such as making greetings cards
  • I am looking for somebody who can support me with personal care, a small amount of domestic support and somebody who will take my friendly dog for a walk.

 

  • Somebody who has knowledge and experience of working with somebody who has MS would be preferred; however this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to this role.
  • Any required training for this role will be provided.

Other Requirements

  • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
  • Must be comfortable with pets - dog
  • Must be happy to work in a smoking environment
  • Must have a UK driving licence
  • Must have access to own vehicle
  • 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 –

Laundry

Loading and unloading the washing machine

Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line

Changing bed linen

Bed making

General cleaning

Taking out rubbish

Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.

Walking the dog

Making tea for the employer's guests  

 

Personal Care: 

Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair

Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required

General hair/skin care

Using the toilet

Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings

Getting out of bed

Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')

Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat

 

 

Social:   

Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, make greetings cards, social room

The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out. 

Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities

Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out. 

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • Female/Male * due to personal care needs
  • Able to tolerate the employer 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.