Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant CZ314 Job Title: Personal AssistantLocation: Petersfield Hourly rate: £10.00 weekdays, £12 weekends, £8.50 sleep in night Reference: CZHCC 314 Hours/shifts: Various shifts to include 9am – 4pm Weds and Thurs, alternate Sat night 10pm to Midday Sun Summary I am a 70 year old lady with Multiple Sclerosis looking for a team of reliable female PA’sI live in my own home which is very important to me and would like help to maintain thisI enjoy shopping, wildlife and doing crosswordsI use a hoist and require support with all aspects of my personal careThis is a rewarding role with all professional training providedPlease apply if you would like to join my lovely team. Other Requirements"Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."Must have a UK driving licenceMust have access to own vehicleOther :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. DescriptionI require support with everyday living tasks & managing my home. I require assistance with all my personal care and the use of a hoist (full training can be given) but some experience is required due to my condition. I require driving to appointments and accessing the community i.e. grocery shopping on a regular basis. You will drive my car. Typical duties Domestic - Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting awayChanging bed linenBed makingTaking out rubbishGeneral light housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing on occasionsPreparing drinks, snacks in the week and meals at weekend.ShoppingMaintenance of small garden, perhaps half an hour a weekTidyingCorrespondence 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: Assistance with washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hairAssistance with applying creamAssistance with general hair/skin careAssistance with catheter careAssistance to use the toiletAssistance with dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fasteningsAssistance with getting in and out of bed using a hoistAssistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packetsAssistance with getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')Assistance at mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eatAssistance with physiotherapy exercisesSupport with meals due to choking risk Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when requiredAccompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, such as wildlife parks, theatre, charity shops, meeting friendsAccompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when requiredAccompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.Occasional longer journeysThe above duties will involve driving the employer in her car. Person specificationThe successful applicant will be: (please add in/delete as applicable) Female due to personal care needsHave access to their own car due to locationNon smoker preferredRespectful 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.