Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Personal Assistant/Support Worker DP3133 Location: Crawley Hourly Rate: £9 per hour Reference: DP3133 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 socialising 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. Hours/Shifts: Tuesday to Friday, 9am - 12 pm & 5- 6pm Other Requirements: *Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies (male/female for personal care purposes) 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 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 Nature of the work: Personal care, domestic support and social support for a lady who has MS 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 * 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.