Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Winchester            
Hourly rate:  £9.50
Reference:  HCC362          
Hours/shifts: 25 hours a week job share for two part time workers
Summary
• Personal Care Assistant with healthcare experience required for paraplegic lady, to assist with all aspects of personal care, domestic and social tasks. 
• I have 25 hours a week to split between 2 people. Joining 2 current members of my team. Working on a Rota basis Mon-Sunday variety of shifts between 9am and 9pm
• Accompany me shopping, cinema, walking dogs and social events 
• Escort to range of medical appointments using hospital transport and Dial-a-ride
• Own car with business use on License and References essential.
•  Pet lovers essential as I have dogs and cats around the house.
• The successful applicant will be happy to fit in with friends and family.  
• Confidentiality and ability to work efficiently is required.

Other Requirements 
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."  
• Must be comfortable with pets 
• Smoking outside permitted 
• Must have a UK driving licence 
• Access to own vehicle  
• 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, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Hang washing on line or on clothes airer
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Shopping
Maintenance of garden, perhaps an hour every two weeks
Assist with grooming dogs – employer would help
Tidying
Correspondence e.g., help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this
Making tea for the employer's guests
Personal Care
• Showering: Hoist from bed to shower chair (training offered) Assist showering in shower chair wash hair/ towelling dry/ drying hair/straighten hair.
• Bed wash: full body wash, brush hair/make up
• General hair/skin care: Daily moisturise/ massage feet/ legs/back and pressure areas
• Toileting: Change urostomy bag (training offered) empty night bag and change -continence pads
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Assist with bed to wheelchair transfers with transfer boards and slide sheet
• Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist
• Help with dispensing tablets 
• Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food
• Check blood sugars (diabetic type 2)
• Physiotherapy: Light arm exercises. Assist with daily lung recruitment Kit and set up cpap machine for night (simple instruction given by employer)
Social:     
• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips.
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities.
• Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital/podiatrist/dentist appointments when required
• Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.
• Occasional longer journeys
• Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the park, the vet, to see family.
• Driving and accompanying to social events such as:
• Church (occasionally)
• Accompanying on  occasional trips out eg to the garden centre, beach, cinema, local village events, out shopping for christmas/birthday gifts  attending social events, attending therapies and disability group
• Accompanying to occasional  friends and family gatherings and parties
• The above duties may involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out. Awaiting a new custom made manual chair and power chair
• Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:     
• Female * due to personal care needs 
• Experience in healthcare sector
• Respectful of the employer’s and family’s privacy and confidentiality at all times
• Attention to detail and ensure employer’s dignity at all times
• Reliable with very good time-keeping and able to remain calm in emergencies
• 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, Kind and possess excellent interpersonal skills and good sense of humour.
• Honest, cheerful and completely trustworthy
• 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
• Use of Personal mobile for emergency use only.