Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Personal Assistant/Support Worker LR6495 Job Title: Female* Personal assistant / Support Worker Location: Henfield Hourly rate: £10 ph Reference: LR6495 Hours/shifts: 2 hours Friday am 8:00 – 10:00 plus additional hours by mutual agreement to cover staff holidays. Summary Personal Assistants PA/ Support Worker to join my team of PAs supporting me, a woman in my fifties with Parkinson’s, with daily living . Some personal care and light domestic tasks. On occasion supporting me in the community. Other Requirements "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." Must be comfortable with pets 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 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 Maintenance of small garden, perhaps half an hour a week Tidying Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this 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 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 Using the toilet Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings Getting into bed Help with dispensing tablets Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat Physiotherapy exercises Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails. Occasional longer journeys Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the shops, to see family. Accompanying on trips out eg to the garden centre, beach, cinema, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events. Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities. 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.