Job Title: Live in Personal Care Assistants
Location: Worthing
Hourly rate: £900 per week (Average Daily Hours 14)
Reference: NDS5833
Hours/shifts: 1 week in every 4 weeks, plus sickness and holiday cover.

I'm a 53 year old male but with a young head! I’m looking for a PA to provide Live in care.

I like to go shopping and afterwards go for a pint and something to eat. When I was younger I used to MC at raves and reggae dancehalls. I'm older and more chilled out these days, but I still listen to reggae music. I don't have any religious beliefs but I would respect other peoples.

I enjoy my own company and privacy.

I will need support with personal care, domestic tasks and I would also like to get more active by getting out and about.

Other Requirements 
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

Laundry: washing, hanging out to dry, ironing and putting away
Changing bed linen and making the bed
Taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning, tidying, dusting and vacuuming.
Minor household maintenance e.g. changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
Making tea for the employer's guests

Personal Care: 
• Supervision and some assistance with showering and towel drying when required
• Help getting in and out of the shower when required
• Assistance with skin care e.g. applying cream
• Help with dressing and undressing
• Support with buttons and fastenings
• Assistance with getting in and out of bed using a hoist
• Assistance with medication e.g. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
• Mealtimes e.g. preparing food and cutting up food in to smaller pieces.
• Support with feeding on occasion.
• Support to manoeuvre legs into a more comfortable position when they seize up, when required.
• Encourage and support with physiotherapy exercises

• Accompanying and assisting me to attend appointments, e.g. Chiropodist, GP and dentist
Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities.

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 as manual strength for the role will be required
• Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest, cheerful and 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. Training will be provided and ongoing.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives

To apply for this role please send your name, email address and phone number along with the job reference number to [email protected]