Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Personal Care Assistant DP2374 Job Title: Female* Personal Care/Support Worker Location: Lindfield Hourly rate: £11-12 per hour Reference: DP2374 Hours/shifts: 1 – 1.5 hours 4-5 nights a week starting from 10 – 10:15 pm, although the hours can be flexible. Job share available so please apply if you can do any days Summary Married, Disabled lady in her 70’s with muscular dystrophy who is a full time wheelchair user, looking for cheerful capable and reliable ladies to help me with my nightly routine. I employ other care assistants who will be available to guide you through my routine initially, but this role will be working on your own I am a sociable person who enjoys a good chat and enjoy the company of people who have a great sense of humor and have a keen interest in people & current affairs I enjoy being with family, meeting friends, eating out and other social activities I like the theatre, cinema, art, reading, music, birds and gardens An awareness of disability and experience of working with a disabled person would be useful but not essential Other Requirements "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." 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 - Helping with laundry, washing and drying Wiping and cleaning surfaces when required Tidying up Taking out rubbish Preparing drinks Filling hot water bottle Opening and closing the windows when required Locking of external doors when required Any other reasonable task as required Personal Care: All transfers from chair are made from using a powered mobile hoist Positioning on commode and wheeling me through to shower/wet room Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings Assistance with applying cream Hanging folding up clothes Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') using hoist onto bed Positioning in my bed Assistance with medication Putting Hoist and wheelchair on charge May need additional help when poorly Any other reasonable task when required 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 Good at listening and carrying out tasks as directed Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties Patience, Honest and cheerful 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.