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 check
Successful 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 bath
Assistance with applying cream
General hair/skin care
Support getting in and out of bed
Assistance with medication -use of Epipen
Helping 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 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-must be able to lift and fold wheelchair or frame.
Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
Honest, cheerful and kind
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 the roles.