Job Title: Female Personal Support assistant
Location: Rustington
Hourly rate: £9.50
Reference: DP1740(3)
Hours/shifts: mondays 3.30pm-8pm
Summary 
Female personal support assistant required for 17 year old teenage girl. The role involves meeting her off the college bus and supporting her with accessing social activities. She requires support with tube feeding and personal care.

Other Requirements 
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must 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
Tidying

Personal Care: 
• Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
• Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
• Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
• To be on call when employer takes bath
• General hair/skin care
• Using the toilet
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Getting into bed
• 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 ('transferring')
• Physiotherapy exercises
Social: (please add in/delete as applicable)
• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities


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.