Job Title: Female* Personal Care/Support Worker

Location: Lindfield            

Hourly rate: £11-12 per hour        

Reference: DP2374  

Hours/shifts: 1 – 1.5 hours Saturday & Sunday evening starting from 10 – 10:15 pm,  Job share available so please apply if you can do one of the days

 

Summary

 

  • Disabled lady in her 70’s with muscular dystrophy, 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 like the theatre, cinema, art, reading, music, birds and gardens
  • An awareness of disability and experience of working with a disabled person would 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 -      

Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away

Helping with laundry, washing and drying

Loading and unloading the washing machine

Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line

General cleaning

Wiping and cleaning surfaces when required

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 to tasks required

 

Personal Care:  

Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required

Help getting into and out of shower as required

To be on call when employer takes bath

Assistance with applying cream

General hair/skin care

Using the toilet

Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings

Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') using hoist onto bed

Using hoist rail

Positioning on commode

Toilet washes and drying

Hanging folding up clothes

Physiotherapy exercises

Positioning in my bed

Assistance with meds

Putting Hoist and wheelchair on charge

May need additional help when poorly

Any other reasonable tasks 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

Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised

Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties

Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills

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.