Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Personal Care Assistant /Support Worker BRR6548 Job Title: Female Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant Location: Lancing Hourly rate: £10.00 per hour, £7.50 per half hour shift Reference: BRR6548 Hours/shifts: 3-6 hours per week split. Days to be arranged. Hours may need to be worked in one shift or split shift, mornings or afternoons, depending on the day so a lot of flexibility needed. Additional hours may be offered. Also holiday cover will be needed. Summary 83 year old Bulgarian lady who lives with her daughter in Lancing is looking for support with personal care, domestic tasks and accessing the community. She has little English so some knowledge of the Bulgarian language would be useful. She has Parkinsonism which affects her cognitive abilities and memory. She also has mobility problems She is very sociable and enjoys shopping and meeting friends and family. Own car would be useful but not essential You would report any concerns directly to the lady’s daughter who is the employer 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, not all these duties would be required every day Domestic - Household tidying and polishing Vacuuming and mopping floors Kitchen, bathroom and toilet cleaning Laundry and ironing Routine and light maintenance of home and garden, keeping home areas free of trip hazards Shopping and paying bills Food and drink preparation Personal Care: Assisting with getting up and going to bed Showering/washing, general grooming Dressing appropriately, undressing. Toileting Support to mobilise around the home Encouragement and support with eating and drinking Assistance with taking medication Social: Arranging appointments and supporting the lady to attend appointments Pushing wheelchair Own car to take the lady out would be useful but not essential Writing letters, form filling, making phone calls Supporting to attend focus groups, day centres, leisure activities, social clubs, meeting friends, to perform all civil functions Support with social inclusion: to contact and meet family and friends, enjoy different interests e.g. shopping, walking. Organising holidays Daily support with remembering and practising certain skills and learn new skills in order to maintain independence as long as possible Giving the lady choices/options and helping her to engage in different activities Person specification The successful applicant will be: Female due to personal care needs Be very flexible on days/times Able to protect, prevent and provide service for a vulnerable, elderly person Have a positive approach to problem solving Able to work alone and within a team, considerate of others Respectful of the client’s privacy and confidentiality Reliable with good time-keeping Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative Hygienic and well organised Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties Patient and understanding Honest and cheerful A knowledge of Bulgarian language would be useful Own car would be useful but not essential Also 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.