Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Personal Assistant/Support Worker DP6145 Job Title: Female Personal Assistant/Support Worker Location: Henfield Hourly rate: £9.00 Reference: DP6145 Hours/shifts: Between 5 to 10 hours per week – 1 hour per morning and/or 1 hour evening – days to be discussed and extra hours to cover varied activities to be discussed at interview. Summary Disabled lady requiring support with the following: taking medication showering daily household tasks preparation and assisting with meals/planning for special diet support with diary and appointments Other Requirements (please edit as appropriate) "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." Must be comfortable with pets and working with a smoker 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 contract. Description Typical duties Domestic - Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away Loading and unloading the washing machine Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line Changing bed linen Bed making General cleaning Taking out rubbish General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming Preparing drinks, snacks and meals Shopping Help with diary Personal Care: Help with dispensing tablets Help with showering and dressing Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets Social: Take out for coffee, shopping, doctors etc. Take to visit family and friends 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.