Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Personal Support MV1365 Location: Totton, Southampton Hourly rate: £8.50 Reference: MV1365 Hours/shifts: 5 hours per week/flexible shifts Summary I am a lady in my 30’s requiring support to live independently in my home. This may include supervising my son on occasions I also need occasional support to attend appointments to doctors /hospital/therapy. 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 I may need my support worker to go into loft to fetch medical supplies on occasions. 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 Taking out rubbish General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Maintenance of small garden occasionally Pooh picking for cats Tidying Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this Emptying dishwasher and putting away Personal Care: Supervision and/or assistance with showering. To be on call when employer takes shower Assistance with applying cream-check for pressure sores Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym. Physiotherapy exercises Social: Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car. 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.