Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Male* Personal Care Assistant TM6275 Location: Littlehampton Hourly rate: £10.00 per hour Monday-Saturday, £12.00 per hour Sunday Reference: TM6275 Hours/shifts: 10am-1pm or 5.30pm–8.30pm three Sundays a monthPlease apply even if you are only interested in some of the hours. Summary • Male Support Worker/Carer required to provide support for a 22 year man who has Atypical Autism. • The Support Worker is needed to help and prompt the young man plan and organise his personal and domestic activities of daily living. • Support is also needed to help the young man access social situations, as he is keen to make friends but struggles with the complexities of social interaction.• The young man has many interests including Formula one, rugby, astronomy, science, music and sound engineering. He is helpful, friendly, likes to chat, and is sociable. He enjoys company.• Ideally the Support worker will have experience of autism and the challenges it can pose.• The young man responds well to humour and a gentle but persistent approach.• The employer will be the young man’s parents Other Requirements "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. Description Typical duties Domestic - Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting awayHelping with laundry, washing and drying Loading and unloading the washing machineLoading and unloading tumble dryer/washing lineChanging bed linenBed makingGeneral cleaningTaking out rubbishGeneral housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washingPreparing drinks, snacks and meals.ShoppingMaintenance of small garden, perhaps half an hour a weekAssist with grooming cats (training provided) – employer would helpTidyingCorrespondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperworkMaking phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do thisMaking tea for the employer's guests Personal Care: Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hairSupervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as requiredHelp getting into and out of bath/shower as requiredTo be on call when employer takes bathAssistance with applying creamGeneral hair/skin careCatheter careUsing the toilet Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fasteningsGetting into bedAssistance with getting out of bed using a hoistHelp with dispensing tablets Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packetsHelping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym. Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when requiredAccompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including to swimming lessons, the gym, and karate. Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when requiredAccompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.Occasional longer journeysAccompanying on trips out e.g. to the library, the vet, meditation classes, yoga for people with ME, to see family. Driving and accompanying to social events such as:CinemaChurchUniversityEvening meetingsAccompanying on trips out e.g. to take photographs at the beach or in the woods or, visiting friends.Accompanying on trips out eg to the garden centre, beach, cinema, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events, attending therapies and disability group Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, familyThe above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out. Alternatively, I would use my walking stick. Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activitiesLifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out. Person specification Male * due to personal care needs Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the work placeRespectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityReliable with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic, tidy minded and well organisedFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesPatience and possess excellent interpersonal skillsHonest and cheerfulCreativeAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.