Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female* Support Worker HCC445 Job Title: Female* Support Worker Location: Gosport Hourly rate: £8 per hour Reference: HCC445 Hours/shifts: Mornings, Afternoons or Evenings. To be discussed. Summary I am blind with physical disabilities; I need assistance with every aspect of my life. Other Requirements "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." 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 Personal Care: Washing and bathing/showering/drying hair/Supervision / assistance with bathing/showering/drying or styling hair/Assistance getting in and out of bath / shower/To be on call whilst person requiring support bathes / showers/Assistance when applying cream/General hair / skin care/Dressing & undressing / helping with buttons & fastenings/Getting into / out of bed/Help with dispensing tablets (medication)/Assistance with taking other medication/Assistance at mealtimes: cutting up food / assistance to eat / drink/ Social: Laundry: hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away/Laundry: Loading and unloading the washing machine / tumble dryer / washing line/Changing bed linen / making the bed/General cleaning/Taking out rubbish/General housework/Minor household maintenance/Accompanying during doctors / hospital appointments/ 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.