Job Title: Female* Support Worker

Location:  Chichester          

Hourly rate: £12 per hour       

Reference:  DP4773           

Hours/shifts: Various hours  available in shift pattern 7.30 am-11.30 am, 17.00 pm -19.00 pm, the days may vary to be mutually agreed between employer and employee

Summary

  • I am a lady of 56 years of age with secondary progressive MS
  • I am a full-time wheelchair user
  • I am highly dependent on the support provided by a personal assistant
  • You will be required to support with

Other Requirements

  • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."

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 -       

Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away

Helping with laundry, washing and drying

Loading and unloading the washing machine

Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line

Changing bed linen

Bed making

General cleaning

Taking out rubbish

Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.

Unpack online shopping delivery

Maintenance of filters in tumble dry and dishwasher

Assist with online shopping order

Tidying

Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork

Making phone calls on my behalf

Making tea/coffee for the employer's guests

 

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 on a shower chair
  • To be on call when employer takes bath
  • Assistance with applying cream
  • General hair/skin care including filing nails
  • Catheter care
  • Using the toilet
  • Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
  • Getting into bed
  • Assistance with getting in/out of bed using a ceiling hoist
  • Help with dispensing tablets
  • Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
  • 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')
  • Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
  • Assistance to eat at meal times
  • Physiotherapy exercises occasionally

Social:   

Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required

  • Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
  •  Accompanying in taxi to social events such as:
  • Horse racing
  • Accompanying on trips out eg to the garden centre, beach, cinema, out shopping for fun,
  • Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV

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.