Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Findon Valley, Worthing
Hourly rate:£12.35
Reference: DP1469b
Hours/shifts: Thursdays: 4.30pm -7pm

Summary:
I am the mother of a disabled but smiley and sociable 18 year old girl with high care needs who is a full time wheelchair user. I am looking for a kind, fun loving and reliable, PA to assist me in her care on Thursday evenings.

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.
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:
My daughter is a very happy 18 year old who lives at home with Mum and Dad. She loves meeting new people and 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 life and fun!
I am looking for a PA who will be happy to work a Thursday evening shift to give her an evening meal, help with personal care and get her into bed.

Typical duties

Domestic -
At mealtimes -ensuring food is the correct temperature / assistance to eat / giving oral medication.
Changing bedclothes.

Personal Care:
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.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives.