Job Title: Personal Care Assistant
Location: Findon Valley, Worthing
Hourly rate:£12.35
Reference: DP1469b
Hours/shifts: Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 4.30pm -7pm (and other evenings as needed to cover other PAs holidays and sickness).

Summary:
I am looking for a kind and energetic, fun loving and reliable PA to come and join our small team to support my smiley and sociable 19 year old daughter for 2 evenings a week.

Other Requirements
"Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during working hours.

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:
My daughter is a happy 19 year old who still lives at home. She is a wheelchair user who enjoys spending time with other people…living with just Mum and Dad can get a bit dull!! In fact, she thinks everyone who comes to our home comes just to see her! She has a wicked sense of humour and thrives with people who are full of energy!
I am looking for a PA who will be happy to work a regular Tuesday and Wednesday evening shift to give her an evening meal, help with personal care and get her into bed…interspersed with fun, games and songs! You must also be prepared to work other evenings as needed to cover other team member’s holidays and sickness.

Typical duties
Domestic -
At mealtimes -ensuring food is the correct temperature / assistance to eat / giving oral medication.
Changing bedclothes.
Wiping down equipment after use. Cleaning sink and other high contact areas in bathroom and bedroom.

Personal Care: Full training is provided
Dressing and undressing. Brushing hair.
Washing and cleaning teeth.
Showering / drying / drying hair.
Hoisting in and out of wheelchair and bed.
Hoisting in and out of toilet chair. Performing Peristeen bowel washouts.
Catheterising through a Mytroffanoff.
Administering fluids through a Mini button gastrostomy using a syringe and feeding pump.
Cleaning of Mini button gastrostomy.
Administering medication including emergency medication for seizures.

Social:
Playing with our daughter, reading books, watching TV, chatting and having fun!

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Female * due to personal care needs
• 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
• Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest and cheerful
• Full of enthusiasm with a good sense of humour
• 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. A full range of training will be given.