Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Support Worker DP1720 Job Title: Female* Support Worker Location: Shoreham-by-sea Hourly rate: £10 per hour Reference: DP1720 Hours/shifts: Monday - Wednesday 7.30am - 5pm ( illness and holiday cover) Thursday and Friday 7.30am - 9.30am One Saturday a month 9am - 5pm Summary Chilled, 21 year old girl who is fun and so easy to care for. Driving and accompanying to social events and activities Personal Care required at times Other Requirements "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." Must have a UK driving licence Other: Driving employer in their car 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 Personal Care: Help with dispensing tablets (medication) Assistance with taking other medication Helping with other aspects of personal care as required (i.e assisting getting changed at swimming pool). Assistance getting in / out of wheelchair (transferring) Assistance at mealtimes: cutting up food / assistance to eat / drink/Assistance with physiotherapy exercises/ Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including to swimming Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out. Alternatively, I would use my walking stick. Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual 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 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.