Female* Personal Care Assistant/Support Worker DP3661 Location: Haywards Heath / Hourly rate: £9 / Reference: DP3661 Summary Kind, caring and flexible Female* Personal Assistant/ Support Worker required to support a lady and her mother Required to assist with personal care Required to assist with general household duties such as cleaning, support with meals and general tidying Assisting with shopping and occasionally going on trips to London Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to this role Hours/Shifts 3-4 hrs a day, 7 days a week Hours can be flexible and can be discussed at interview A job share would be considered, so please apply even if you can only do some of the hours Other Requirements *Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies (male/female for personal care purposes) UK driving licence preferable but not essential Access to own vehicle preferable but not essential 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 Loading and unloading the washing machine Loading and unloading tumble dryer Changing bed linen Bed making General cleaning Taking out rubbish General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing Preparing drinks, snacks and meals. Shopping Posting letters Tidying Cleaning toilet Cleaning commode Personal Care: Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required Assistance with applying cream General hair/skin care Using the toilet Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings Getting into bed Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym. Getting in and out of the wheelchair Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat Physiotherapy exercises Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including to swimming lessons, the gym 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 to London Support in the kitchen 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.