Female* Personal Care Assistant/Support Worker MP6039 Location: Sompting / Hourly rate: £9.50 / Reference: MP6039 Summary Personal Support Assistant Employer uses crutches and wheelchair to assist with limited mobility Assistance with basic personal care tasks Managing and maintaining nutrition Preparing drinks and snacks Assist with laundry Some basic housework required Customer likes to be as independent as possible Assist the employer and her 8 year old daughter to access the local community Hours/Shifts Shift 1) Tues & Wed – 8.00-11.30amShift 2) Tues, Wed & Thurs – 4.00-5.00pmPlease apply if you can do both or just one of the shifts as Job-share would be considered.Additional hours available during school holidays***You will be required to drive the employer and her daughter in your own vehicle in return for a 30p per mile mileage payment. Other Requirements *Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies Must have a UK driving licence Access to own vehicle- That will fit in a child seat and a folding wheelchair 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 Nature of the work: To assist the employer to remain as independent as possible within her own home and to safely access the local community (along with her daughter on occasions.) Typical duties Domestic - Examples of tasks required include: Laundry, hanging out to dry, putting away Helping with laundry, washing and drying Changing bed linen Bed making General housework tasks Taking out rubbish General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Assisting to preparing drinks, snacks and meals. Tidying Load and unload dishwasher Pushing wheelchair when accessing the community Personal Care: Washing/Drying/brushing hair Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails. The above duties will involve the employer’s wheelchair when out. Person specification The successful applicant will be: Female * due to personal care needs Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality Reliable with confident Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative Hygienic and well organised Fit and healthy enough to undertake the required duties Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills Honest and cheerful 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 Must be happy to fit in with a friendly, relaxed yet sometimes chaotic family environment. Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.