Job Title: Female personal care assistant.
Location:  Worthing based
Hourly rate: £9.50   
Reference: DP421 
Hours/shifts:1-2 hours a day to be discussed at interview. Ability to be flexible.

Summary 
We require a female personal care assistant  to support a lady with personal care, some domestic and social support. We are a very friendly family. This is a permanent role.


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
Changing bed linen
Bed making
Tidying

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
• 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
• Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
• Physiotherapy exercises

Social:       
• Accompanying on trips out
Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out 

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.