Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Support Worker DP5097 Job Title: Female* Support Worker Location: Southwater Hourly rate: £11.20 per hour weekends , £9.20 weekdays Reference: DP5097 Hours/shifts: Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun from 8am for 3 hours 2 hours in the afternoonsThese hours are negotiable and job share is available, please apply if you can do any of these hours Summary I am a disabled Fun and friendly lady in early 50’s with Good sense of humour I have Multiple Sclerosis and use a wheelchair full time. I’m looking for an enthusiastic and reliable caring pa to support me in all aspects of personal life. I am offering an enhanced rate for weekend support although I would be willing to offer additional hours for somebody able to commit to weekday afternoons, Job share considered. The role is to provide light domestic work, full support regarding personal care. Experience not necessary as full training will be given Full training will be provided to the right applicant Someone who can cook is required for the afternoon shifts 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 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 General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing Preparing drinks, snacks and meals. Shopping Tidying Personal Care: Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required Using the toilet Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings Getting into bed Help with dispensing tablets Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat 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.