Job Title:   Female Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant
Location:  Broadwater Area, Worthing    
Hourly rate: £10.00 for morning and day time shifts, £12.00 for evening shifts
Reference:       BRR6663     
Hours/shifts: 30-45 mins am Monday-Saturday
                     30 mins. pm on 5 evenings per week
                     1 hour x 2 days per week
Could be a job share, please apply for the shifts you are interested in. 

• Female Support Workers required to assist an 85 year old lady with personal care, meal preparation and taking medication.
• The lady has severe sight impairment, is partially deaf and has some difficulty with mobilizing.
• Duties include assistance with showering/bathing, getting dressed/undressed, taking medication and meal/drink preparation. 
• You should be patient, friendly, reliable and trustworthy.
• Experience in care work and supporting someone with visual/hearing impairments would be preferred.
Other Requirements (please edit as appropriate)
• "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.

Typical duties
Domestic -       
Preparing meals/drinks
Light housework e.g. cleaning/tidying kitchen and bathroom after use

Personal Care
• Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
• Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
• To be on call when employer takes bath/shower
• Support to get to toilet if required
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Getting in/out of bed
• Help with dispensing tablets 
• Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
• Assistance with cutting up food as required

• Occasional assistance with going out and about in the community

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 and well organised
• Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
• Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest and cheerful
• 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 of care work and supporting someone with visual/hearing impairment would be  preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to this role.