Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female Personal Care Assistant DP1740a Job Title: Female* Personal Care AssistantLocation: Rustington Hourly rate: £9.50Reference: DP1740a Hours/shifts: ad hoc hours available, occasional weekends, some afternoons. Plenty of notice will be given, please apply if you can do any ad hoc hours Summary • Wheelchair user, young girl aged 17 with bulbar palsy and global developmental delay would like someone fun, bubbly and chatty who likes music.• Awareness and understanding of gastrostomy feeding and medications, however, training will be available. • This role is to take me out and about, especially shopping and swimming which I love, so you will need drive me in your car, so you will need to have a car that will fit a folding wheelchair in the bootOther Requirements • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." • Car owner driver required that will fit a wheelchair 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 - Putting Clothes awayChanging bed linenBed makingTidying up Any other reasonable task 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• Assistance with applying cream• General hair/skin care• Assistance getting on and off the toilet on occasions• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings• Help with dispensing tablets Social: This role is to take me out and about, especially shopping and swimming which I love, so you will need drive me in your car. Person specificationThe 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 dutiesPatience and possess excellent interpersonal skillsHonest and cheerfulCreativeFun bubbly and livelyAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardExperience of using suctioning would be desirableLegally 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 these roles. Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.