Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Crawley, West Sussex
Hourly rate: £9.40
Reference: DP4680
Hours/shifts: Tuesday 8am-3pm & Wednesday 6pm-8pm

Summary

I am a fun loving and bubbly 19 year old lad with a wicked sense of humour. I’m looking for a like minded person to join me on my adventures while I’m accessing the community and living my best life. I enjoy going to the cinema, swimming and visiting the park.

I also need some help with personal care tasks and house work (because, who likes to do that on their own!).

This is a rewarding and valued role and training will be provided.


Other Requirements
• Other :
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 - Typical duties

Domestic:
Laundry – un/loading washing machine/tumble drier or hanging to dry and folding clothes.
Cleaning of en suite shower room.
Preparing meals, drinks and snacks.
Cleaning up after meals.


Personal Care:
• Assistance with showering, washing and drying.
• General hair, skin and oral care
• Dressing and undressing/helping with buttons and fastenings
• Getting into/out of bed using the hoist
• Assistance using the toilet and changing of incontinence aids.
• Dispensing and administering medication.
• Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting to get changed at the swimming pool.
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair using the hoist
• Mealtimes e.g. pureeing food, assistance to eat.
• Physiotherapy exercises

Social:
Accompany when accessing social and leisure activities including swimming, cinema and park.
Pushing the manual wheelchair when out.
Whilst on duty at home watching TV and assisting with sensory activities.
Accompany to doctors/hospital appointments when required.
Accompany and assist on occasional shopping trips.
Accompany to therapies and disability groups.
Accompany to social meetings with friends, family when needed.
Occasional longer journeys.

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 position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives