Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Male* Personal Care Assistant DP1465 Job Title: Male* Personal Care Assistant Location: Barnham Hourly rate: £8.50 per hour Reference: DP1465 Hours/shifts: Up to 6 hours per week, flexible timings, job share possible. More hours may be available for respite breaks. Exact times to be discussed at interview. Summary I am looking for a PA or a team of PAs to support my 17 year old son who has autism and sometimes has seizures. I am looking for a creative individual who can plays games and watch DVDs with my son, as well as thinking of fun activities to do outdoors. My son needs support with changing pads and administering medication which is sprinkled into his food at mealtimes. Occasionally, you will be required to push him in a wheelchair which he uses if he gets tired. He has lots of energy and the right person(s) will be fit and healthy to undertake the required duties Other Requirements "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." Must be comfortable with pets 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 Domestic - Preparing drinks, snacks and meals. Helping with hanging out and bringing in washing General household tasks to fill time if time Personal Care: Washing and bathing/showering –drying hair Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required Assistance with applying cream General hair/skin care Using the toilet on occasions and changing nappies Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings Getting into bed on evening shifts Help with dispensing tablets – adding medication (Topamax) to meals Assistance with medication – administer Midazolam if he has a seizure that lasts longer than 5 minutes. Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting my son to get changed in swimming pool. Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') when he uses it Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat Social: Attending specialist hospital appointments at the Children’s Centre when required. Accompany my son when accessing social and leisure activities. Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required Accompanying on trips out e.g. the beach or in the woods. On days out lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing my son’s wheelchair when out. Whilst on duty in my home watching TV programmes with my son and playing games. Playing ball games outdoors and thinking of other fun 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 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.