Job Title: Live-in Carer/Personal Care Assistant/ Support Worker
Location:  Ifield, Crawley           
Hourly rate:  84 hours a week = £756.00 (equal to £9.00 per hour) rising to £798.00 (£9.50 per hour) after 3 month successful probation period
Reference:  VC6098           
Hours/shifts: 1 week in 3- live in
I am an outgoing and kind hearted man, with a witty sense of humour.  I have a busy social life and enjoy meeting up with friends, going to the gym, Shooting and watching the football
Following an accident in 2007 I sustained a complete spinal cord dislocation at C4-C6, leaving me with tetraplegia and in a wheelchair
I am looking to recruit friendly, outgoing and upbeat Live-in Carers who are enthusiastic and will support me to lead as normal a life as possible living independently in my own flat
Assistance required with all aspects of my daily life, including personal care, domestic tasks and accompanying me to social activities
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 -       
Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Loading and unloading the washing machine/ tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
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.
Maintenance of small garden, perhaps half an hour a week
Assistance with dog
Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this
Making tea 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 as required
• To be on call when employer takes bath
• Assistance with applying cream
• General hair/skin care
• Catheter care
• Using the toilet
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Getting into bed
• Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist
• 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/shooting.
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food
• Physiotherapy exercises – Stretches/standing frame/leg bike/hand cycle
• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including to swimming lessons, the gym, and karate.
• Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
• Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.
• Occasional longer journeys
• Accompanying on trips out
• Driving and accompanying to social events
• Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family
• The above duties will involve driving the employer in his car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out. 
 Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• 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
• To be professional
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.