Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal and Social Care Worker DP5822 Job Title: Personal and Social Care WorkerLocation: Fishersgate Hourly rate: £8.72 Reference: DP5822 Hours/shifts: Bank casual hours available to cover sickness and holiday. Cover hours will be 21 hours per week which are negotiable with the employer. Summary • I am an easy going and happy gentleman who enjoys a laugh. • I mainly need support with my personal care due to severe mobility issues e.g showering• I have a great sense of humour and enjoy a cuppa and a chat.• I need support with food and drink• I also need medication prompting at the times of day when medication is required (medication will be organised into a tablet dispenser)• Support to apply creams• General housework and ensuring a clean environment is kept Other Requirements • Must be comfortable with pets (visiting pets only). • Must be happy to work in a smoking environment 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. DescriptionTypical dutiesDomestic - General housework including loading my washing machine and tumble dryer.Vacuuming and dusting.Washing up Personal Care: showering – towelling dry/ drying hairAssistance with showering, drying, hair washingHelp getting into and out of shower as required (this is a walk in shower).Assistance with applying creamAssistance with dressing when pain is at a high level. Social: • Having a chat and a cup of tea. • Accompanying me in my car shopping or to a garden centre when I feel I can go out. Person specificationThe successful applicant will be: Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the gardenRespectful 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 cheerfulAble 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. Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.