Job Title: Female* Support Workers/Personal Care Assistants
Location: Near Southlands hospital, Shoreham, West Sussex
Hourly rate: £12.00
Reference: BRR6886
Hours/shifts: Holiday/sickness cover, shift times would vary, no guaranteed hours as will be as and when needed

Summary 

• My mum is a happy, 71 year old woman with dementia and limited mobility.
• She enjoys company, watching tv, looking at old photos and talking about family memories.
• She enjoys short walks in the nearby park and car rides out to Shoreham airport.
• She loves music and could be encouraged to do a crossword.
• She requires support to live independently. The work will involve occasional help with personal care, domestic assistance, preparing a hot meal and assistance with going out.
• You must be female, have your own car and be patient and understanding.
• Previous experience of dementia would be preferable but not essential.
• You would report directly to me (client’s daughter) as the employer.


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
• Other :
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
Changing bed linen
Meals – preparing, cooking and washing up. Preparing drinks
Light housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
Minor household maintenance e.g. changing lightbulbs

Personal Care: 
Support with getting up from sofa and mobilising if needed
Occasional support with personal care tasks

Social: 
• Accompanying and assisting on trips out e.g. local park, airport, food shopping, meeting friends/family, attending therapies and disability group.
• Accompanying to appointments e.g. dentist, opticians, hairdressers and chiropodist.
• Assisting to safely cross roads, keeping safe and supervised at all times.
• Motivating to take an interest in things e.g. talking about memories.
• Help to keep a diary.
• The above duties will involve you using your own car to take the client out.
• Lending an arm so that the client can walk with your assistance.

 Person specification
The successful applicant will be:  
• Female due to personal care needs
• Flexible and available as and when needed
• Have a full driving licence and own car
• Patient and understanding
• Previous experience with dementia would be preferable but not essential
• Able to learn the needs of a person with dementia
• Have reasonable English so that you can communicate fully
• Not smoke at work
• Able to undertake housework and domestic tasks to a reasonable standard
• Able to respect privacy and confidentiality
• Honest and trustworthy
• Cheerful and positive
• Reliable with good time-keeping
• Self-motivated
• Hygienic
• Fit and healthy enough to undertake the full range of tasks
• Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative