Job Title: Female personal assistant / Support Worker
Location: Worthing
Hourly rate: £10.60
Reference: DP3282
Hours/shifts:
Mon: 14.30 - 17.30
Tues: 10.30 - 17.30
Weds: 10.30 - 17.30
Thurs: 10.30 - 17.30
Fri: 14.30 – 17.30
Job Share available, please apply if you can do any of the above shifts. Ability to cover other shifts due to sickness and holiday

Summary
• I am a 42-year-old self-described hippie chick (my hair is currently turquoise) , just to give you an idea!) who appreciates difference.
• I am looking for Female personal assistant, who can work on their own initiate, to support me with personal care, social and domestic support in a bohemian household
• I’m fiercely independent and looking for someone who will help me regain as much of my independence as possible.
• Training will be provided

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• 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, 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
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
• Assistance with getting out of 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, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym.
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
• Physiotherapy exercises

Social:
Support with parenting
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
Driving and accompanying to social events such as:
Cinema
University
Evening meetings
Accompanying on trips out e.g. to take photographs at the beach or in the woods or, visiting friends.
Accompanying on trips out eg to the garden centre, beach, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events, attending therapies and disability group
Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family
The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, if needed.
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
• Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the workplace
• Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
• Reliable with good timekeeping
• 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 always work 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.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives.