Job Title: Female Personal Care/Support Workers
Location: Wisborough Green
Hourly rate: £9.50
Reference: DP2285a
Hours/shifts: Monday – Friday. – Shifts times are between 8:30am and 10am. Totalling 7.5 hours a week
Times are flexible and can be discussed at interview

Summary

• I am a happy, easy going employer, looking for a reliable and friendly personal Assistant.
• I need help with housework, simple meal preparation and some personal care.
• The work place is a family environment and we are very fun and welcoming.
• We do live in a fairly remote area so driving your own car would be an advantage.

Other Requirements
• Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• UK driving licence desirable but not essential
• Access to own vehicle desirable 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:
Light housework, including dusting and vacuuming on occasions
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals
Shopping for a few items such as bread & milk
Tidying on occasions
Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Loading and unloading the washing machine, Loading and unloading washing line
Changing bed linen,
Bed making,
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish,
General housework, including cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping.
Tidying
Minor household maintenance eg. changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
Helping to keep my equipment clean and in good condition
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Shopping
Help in the garden
Correspondence form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this
Making tea for the employer's guests

Personal Care:
Support to get in and out of shower as required
Support to wash hair
Supervision and/or assistance with washing, showering, drying,
Assistance to get on and off the toilet on occasions.
Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets

Social:
Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
Accompany employer to doctor/hospital when required
Any other reasonable task

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.

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