Job Title: Female* Personal Support Assistant

Location:  Walberton Nr Arundel        

Daily rate: £ 180.00 per 24hr shift     

Reference: PC136

Days/shifts: 24 hr shifts, and day shifts available

Summary

       New Job for the New Year!

       I am relocating to West Sussex from Birmingham and will be getting married so need to build a new team of 4 Personal Support Assistants                 

  • By joining my team you will become a crucial element in enabling me to live an independent and full life.
  • You will find me a caring and considerate employer with job satisfaction high on my list of priorities.
  • Your days will be packed with a wide variety of duties, so flexibility and a good sense of humor are paramount.
  • I am female in my mid 40’s and have cerebral palsy. I use a power wheelchair & speech synthesizer.
  • I volunteer for a charity, Just Different and am Vice-Chair of a national charity One Voice.
  • Some of my team will work 24hr shifts usually 2 shifts back to back. Different days are worked each week including weekends. Some will work day shifts.
  • The shift usually starts at 8.00am depending on my work schedule.
  • My work with Just Different takes me across the country delivering workshops to mainstream schools, hospitals and to a variety of conferences. I usually travel in my own adapted vehicle or by train. Nights are often spent away from home in hotels with no expense to the employee.
  • I enjoy weekends away visiting my family and friends.
  • Full training on all aspects of this job will be given, from feeding me, and all personal care, to assisting me with workshops and presentations.
  • If you can cook great food, enjoy driving and seeing the country, and have a good sense of humor, and being part of a team this could be the job for you.

Other Requirements

         

  • Must have a UK driving licence- due to location of role
  • Must have access to own vehicle

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:

General cleaning up after meals/snacks.

Loading and unloading the washing machine, hanging out to dry.

Ironing and putting away laundry.

Changing bed linen. 

Bed making. 

General cleaning.

Taking out rubbish, and recycling.

General housework, including cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, tidying.

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

Keeping my equipment charged, 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.

Making tea for the employer's guests.

Personal Care:

Help required with all aspects of personal care.

Washing, showering/bathing, and drying. I have a Parker Bath

Shaving.

Using the toilet. I have a Clos-o-Matic toilet.

Dressing and undressing.

Getting into & out of bed.

Assistance with medication.

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

Mealtimes. Feeding the employer and giving drinks.

Social:            

Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required

Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including going to theatre, cinema, pub, restaurant and swimming pool, and horse riding

Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required.

 

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good time-keeping
  • Hold a full clean driving licence
  • 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
  • Able to cook great food
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a high standard
  • Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
  • Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety
  • No previous experience necessary a common sense approach to these roles should be applied. Full training given