Direct Payments Working as a personal assistant Female Personal Assitant/ Support Worker DP3282 Job Title: Female personal assistant / Support WorkerLocation: Worthing Hourly rate: £10.60 Reference: DP3282 Hours/shifts: Mon: 14.30 - 17.30Tues: 10.30 - 17.30Weds: 10.30 - 17.30Thurs: 10.30 - 17.30Fri: 14.30 – 17.30Job 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 checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical duties Domestic: Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting awayHelping with laundry, washing, and drying Loading and unloading the washing machineLoading and unloading tumble dryer/washing lineChanging bed linenBed makingGeneral cleaningTaking out rubbishGeneral housework, including cleaning, dusting, and vacuuming. Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washingPreparing drinks, snacks, and meals.ShoppingTidyingCorrespondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperworkMaking phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do thisMaking 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 parentingAccompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when requiredAccompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.Occasional longer journeysDriving and accompanying to social events such as:CinemaUniversityEvening meetingsAccompanying 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, familyThe 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 activitiesPerson specificationThe 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 & SafetyPrevious 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.