Female* Personal Care Assistant DP1740 Location: Rustington / Hourly rate: £9.50 / Reference: DP1740 Summary The 15 year old girl, loves her music, loves a bit of gossip and would like someone that she can relate to and shares interests. The girl has a chronic lung condition and will require chest physio and suctioning when I am unwell. Training will be provided. The girl is also wheelchair user and can walk assisted. The girl has a gastrostomy and is fed through a tube. Experience of working with young people with additional needs preferable You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness for this role We are looking for someone who is likeminded and share similar interests to our daughter These hours would be used to support my daughter to access after school activities Hours/Shifts Monday 3pm-8pm Tuesday 3pm Other Requirements *Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies UK driving licence desirable but not essential Access to own vehicle desirable but not essential: 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 About the employer: The employer is the mother of the child. Nature of the work: To support the child to get ready for school and with personal care. Typical duties Domestic: Changing bed and ensuring bathroom and bedroom are tidy Personal Care: Supervision and/or assistance with washing, showering, drying, Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required Assistance to get on and off the toilet on occasions. Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings Getting into bed Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets- irregular occurrence Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed in swimming pool Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including going to swimming pool 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.