Job Title: Female*  Personal Care Assistant (PA)/Care Support Worker

Location:  Hindhead           

Hourly rate:   £10 per hour weekday, day shifts, £87 per shift weekday sleep in night shift, £11 per hour weekend day shifts, £93 per shift weekend sleep in shifts.

Reference: CW1468             

Hours/shifts: Day Shifts- 8am to 7pm, Sleep in Night Shifts- 7pm to 8am

Summary:

  • I am fun, sociable and busy lady with MS Quadriplegia.
  • I require twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week care, requiring support in all aspects moving and ensuring my domestic, personal care and health needs are met. I use an electric wheelchair, transferring by using hoist.
  • I would like to employ a PA with experience of manual handling and working with people with disabilities to join my existing team of PA’s.
  • I have an adapted vehicle and the PA will need to have a full driving license and be able to drive my vehicle to take me on outings and trips into the community.
  • The PA will be entitled to an employment contract and paid time off.

Other Requirements

  • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Must be happy to work in a smoking environment
  • Must have a UK driving licence

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 - 

Loading and unloading the washing machine

Loading and unloading tumble dryer/ hanging laundry on the washing line, ironing and putting away.

Changing bed linen

Bed making

Taking out rubbish

General housework, including tidying, cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.

Minor household maintenance e.g. changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing

Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.

Shopping

Assist with caring for the employers small dog

Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork

Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this

Making tea for the employer's guests

 

Personal Care- 

  • Washing/bathing/showering and drying hair
  • Help getting into and out of bath/shower
  • Applying cream
  • General hair/skin care
  • Catheter care
  • Using the toilet
  • Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
  • Assistance with getting in and out of bed using a hoist
  • 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
  • Assistance with drinks
  • Physiotherapy exercises

Social:   

  • Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
  • Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
  • Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.
  • Occasional longer journeys
  • Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the library, the vet
  • Driving and accompanying to social events
  • Accompanying to social meetings e.g. visiting friends and family
  • The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, and getting the employers electric wheelchair in and out of the car

Person specification

The successful applicant will be:

  • Female * due to personal care needs
  • Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the work place
  • Friendly, warm and caring attitude and is well organised
  • Able to work on own initiative, is punctual, reliable and trustworthy
  • Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
  • Have empathy with the needs of disabled people and some experience of how to support people with complex needs
  • Have experience of using medical equipment such as hoist, catheter etc. although desirable this is not essential as training can be given to the right person
  • Be able to meet the physical demands of the role
  • Be able to follow instruction and directions of the employer
  • Treat people with dignity and respect and adopt a person-centered approach
  • Have a clean driving license and be able to drive the employer’s car
  • Maintain professional standards and confidentiality
  • Respect the employer’s home environment
  • The person must be entitled to work in the UK
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard

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