Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Worthing
Hourly rate: £9.50 per hour
Reference: DP904
Hours/shifts: You will be required to work a rota which includes day shifts, evening shifts, and weekend working.
Some flexibility is required for this role to enable and empower our client, and to cover holidays and sickness.

Personal Care Assistant's wanted for physically disabled woman in Worthing. I am young minded, lively and positive and have lots of varied interests, particularly in the arts and culture. I am fun loving and have a beautiful home near Worthing seafront. Your role is rewarding as you get to see how your care and support enables me to have an independent, full life.

Are you:
 Passionate about providing person-centred care?
 Adaptable?
 Composed?
 Non-judgemental?
 Reliable
Do you have:
 A good sense of humour?
 Practical skills around the home? (e.g. cooking/cleaning/ironing etc)
 The ability to follow instruction AND the ability to take initiative?
 A “can-do” attitude?
If so, I am looking for additional care assistants to join our friendly team.

I can offer you:
 Competitive rates of pay with enhanced weekend and bank holiday rates
 Holiday pay
 Government pension
 Supportive, friendly team
 Nationally recognised qualifications

Other Requirements 
• UK Driving License and access to own vehicle is an advantage but not essential

• 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.

Tasks will vary depending on how I am that day

Typical duties
Domestic - 
Preparing and cooking food and drinks and clearing up afterwards
Shopping for food and other items needed
Changing bed linen
Laundry and Ironing
General cleaning
General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.

Personal Care:
My personal care requirements are very specific and detailed. Full training will be given and a reasonably fit person should not find it too arduous once they have learnt the routine. It is essential that you are comfortable with this aspect of the job. To fulfil the role, you need to be sensitive and willing to learn. I wear an extensive plastic body brace at all times and am unable to come out of it at any time. I cannot bend or sit down. This means I have to be washed within my body brace, lying down on my bed and there is no aspect of my washing that I can do myself other than my face, hands and teeth cleaning.

Personal care tasks will include:
Daily bed bath
Daily dressing and undressing.
Daily hair wash, dried and styled.
Assistance with toileting and all other reasonable personal needs.
Daily bed time routine.
Assistance to get up out of bed to use my female urinal, when I am unwell.
Regular re-filling of hot water bottles and adjusting or changing clothes and bedding.
Checking that I am comfortable within my brace and making any necessary adjustments.
You will need to learn my medicine timetable and administer medications and record it when this is necessary. This is not difficult and full training will be given.
Foot care
Monitoring pressure sores caused by the brace.
Reporting on the condition of my brace.
First aid in case of falls or accidents.
Coping with sickness and any accidents.

Helping me to access the local community.
Driving me to and from appointments, shops, visits to friends and family etc
Accompanying me and assisting me as appropriate on trips out.
Assisting me to continue and further my interests.

 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