Job Title: Female* Personal Care Assistant/Support Worker
Location: Horsham
Hourly rate: £12.00 ph
Reference: LR6775
Hours/shifts: 7.5 hours per week

Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons 2.5 hour shifts
Plus additional hours to cover holiday and sickness when needed
Actual shift times by mutual agreement

Please apply for any of the shifts or bank cover advertised stating your availability on the application form.

Summary 
• I am an intelligent and sociable lady living in Horsham with my small dog.
• I love music and arts and crafts, enjoy my garden and visiting National Trust gardens to meet up with friends and family.
• I am looking for a sociable and experienced Personal Assistant to support me with all aspects of daily life.
• Tasks will include personal care, domestic duties, companionship and accessing the community.

Other Requirements 
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.

• Preferably will have a UK driving licence
• Preferably will have access to own vehicle
• Other :
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 - 
• Help with laundry. (Loading and unloading washer/dryer, hanging clothes & putting away).
• General house cleaning and hoovering etc.
• Putting out rubbish/recycling
• Making bed and changing bed linen.
• Help with shopping
• Preparing healthy meals and drinks

Personal Care: 
• Assistance/supervision with washing, showering, washing hair, and drying as required
• Assistance applying creams and medical skin patches
• Dressing and undressing
• Prompting medication and ensuring it is taken correctly
• Preparing healthy meals and drinks
• Assistance with exercise as guided by physiotherapists
• Monitoring and documenting physical and mental health on a daily basis

Social: 
• Companionship
• Help and support to access craft activities in the home
• Support in the garden
• Accompanying and supporting on social outings
• Accompanying employer to GP, Hospital, Optician appointments
• Help with shopping

Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 
• Female * due to personal care needs
• Experienced with mental and physical health difficulties. (Including ability to use and transport wheelchair)
• Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
• Extremely reliable with good time keeping and to be patient and understanding
• Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
• Honest, cheerful and creative
• Healthy and active
• Happy to work in an environment with dogs
• A non -smoker or happy to refrain from smoking at work
• Able to work at all times in a person centered way and to high standards of health and safety
• Professional experience is preferred but may not be essential
• Able to provide at least two references from previous clients or workplace.
• Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
• Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives