Job Title: Female* Personal Care Assistant/Support Worker

Location: Birdham, Chichester     

Hourly rate: £10.50 per hour

Reference: DP382            

Hours/shifts: 6 hours per week. Monday and Tuesday mornings. Hours to be discussed and agreed at interview.

Summary

 

  • Looking for a patient and understanding Female* Personal Care Assistant/Support worker
  • Requires support with personal care, domestic and social activities
  • Required to provide encouragement to go out and access the community
  • Full, clean driving license required as you will be driving my mobility car
  • I like to spend lots of time with my family and my grandchildren often visit

 

Other Requirements

  • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
  • Must refrain from involving the employer in any social media
  • Non Smoker Preferred
  • Willing to undertake training relevant to the post
  • Must have a UK driving licence
  • Willing to drive the employer in their car

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/washing line

Changing bed linen

Bed making

General cleaning

Taking out rubbish

General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.

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

Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.

Shopping

Maintenance of small garden

Tidying

Help with form filling and paperwork

 

Personal Care:

Assistance with personal hygiene as and when needed

Washing and showering – hair washing, towel drying, drying hair

Help getting in and out of the shower as required

Assistance with applying cream

General hair/skin care

Using the toilet

Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings

Assistance with medication

Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool and accompanying them in the pool.

Social:

Driving and accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required

Driving and accompanying employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including to swimming, theatre and appointments.

The above duties will involve driving the employer in their car

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

Be able to learn the needs of a disabled person

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.