Job Title: Personal Assistant/Care Support Worker/Companion
Location:  Chichester          
Hourly rate:  £10 PER HOUR      
Reference:  DP5495           
Hours/shifts: Saturday Mornings 7.30 -12.30 and one in 4 Tuesdays 17:00 – 21:30
You’ll be working with a team of PA’s who provide 7 day a week cover. Some flexibility to provide sickness/holiday cover an advantage.
Summary
• Personal Care Assistant/Carer/Companion required to support young man to enable him to maximize his independence whilst living within his family home
• Duties include assisting with personal care, dispensing medication, assisting with transfers from bed/wheelchair/bathroom using a hoist
• Preparing meals and snacks
• Assistance with light domestic tasks such as laundry, housework
• Duties include driving large wheelchair accessible van and escorting on leisure and social activities outside the home, e.g. accompanying to wheelchair football, trips to the cinema
• Applicants must be cheerful, reliable and flexible with a good sense of humour
• Full training will be given
• Ability to work on own initiative when required
Flexibility to accompany on weekends away occasionally an advantage
Other Requirements
• Must be comfortable with pets 
• Non Smoker preferred
• Must have a UK driving licence 
 
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
Domestic -      
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning of bedroom/bathroom
Taking out rubbish
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Shopping trips
Tidying
Personal Care:
Assistance with washing and bathing/showering
Hoisting from bed to wheelchair to bath
To be on call when employer using toilet
Assistance with applying cream
General hair/skin care
Assistance using a urine bottle
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
Assistance at mealtimes e.g. assistance to eat when required
Physiotherapy exercises
Social:            
Driving wheelchair adapted vehicle and accompanying/assisting with shopping trips, cinema and other social activities as required
Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
Occasional longer journeys
Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family
 
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.
Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.