Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Personal Care Assistant DP1092 Location: Copthorne Hourly rate: £10 per hour Reference: DP1092 Summary • Reminders to take medication, wash, support with dressing,• Support to be as independent as possible, help with personal care.• Support with personal security.• Local candidates preferred Hours/Shifts 10 hours per week to start, 40 hours every 4 weeks, exact hours to be discussed. Some 7am starts essential. Other Requirements • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." • Must be comfortable with pets • Must be happy to work in a smoking environment • Must have a UK driving licence 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. Typical Tasks will include Domestic - Any reasonable task Personal Care: To be on call when employer takes bathAssistance with applying creamGeneral hair/skin careSupport getting in and out of bedAssistance with medication -use of EpipenHelping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym. Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including to swimming . The successful applicant will be: Female due to personal care needs Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityReliable with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic, tidy minded and well organisedFit and healthy to undertake the required duties-must be able to lift and fold wheelchair or frame.Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skillsHonest, cheerful and kindAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to the roles.