Job Title: Female* Personal Care Assistant
Location: Rustington           
Hourly rate: £9.50
Reference: 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 boot
Other 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 check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Description
Typical duties

Domestic -       
Putting Clothes away
Changing bed linen
Bed making
Tidying 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 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
Fun bubbly and lively
Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
Experience of using suctioning would be desirable
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.

Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.