Job Title: Female Personal Assistant/Support Worker
Location: Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh
Hourly rate: £11.00
Reference: HCC163
Hours/shifts: 40 hours per week 9am-5pm Monday to Friday


Summary


• Female Personal assistant required to help care for a young at heart 51 year old lady with tasks listed below, to help lead a normal happy life within her own home, for her and her family. Experience preferred, but training will be given for the right applicant and experience with MS would be an advantage
• Flexibility and reliabilty a must to enable continuity
• Due to insurance reasons please only apply if over the age of 25, and a hold a full clean driving license, as I need to go to various appointments and you will be required to drive my disabled adapted car
• Full time wheelchair user, so use of hoists and moving aids
• Stretching of arm/hands, legs/feet due to inability to do myself. I use exercise equipment to keep me moving full training will be given

• House work, laundry, shopping
• Meal preparation/cooking
• Medication administration and catheter care
• Personal care to include, showering, washing and dressing, hair and make-up
• Admin duties, filing letters, sending emails and making appointments
If this job is something you are interested in we look forward to hearing from you.
Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must have a UK driving licence

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, washing and drying, 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
Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals
Shopping
Tidying

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
General hair/skin care
Catheter care
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
Physiotherapy exercises

Social:
Accompanying employer to appointments when required

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