Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant-JL6570 Job Title: Personal AssistantLocation: CrawleyHourly rate: £9Reference: JL3570 Hours/shifts: Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 11.30amSunday 9.30am – 11amMonday – Sunday 5pm – 7pmTuesday – 2 hours in the afternoon Friday – 3 hours in the afternoon Summary I am a 61 year old female. I live with my husband and very small dog near Crawley town centre.I suffered a stroke at the beginning of 2016 which left me with disabilities and immobile.I have a very supportive family; however I require the support of Personal Assistants to manage every day tasks at home. I enjoy craft activities and accessing the community.Depending on what shifts you work, I require assistance with getting washed & dressed along with some personal care needs. The role will include assisting me to prepare food and helping me with craft activities.The role will also involve accompanying me out and about in the community, possibly to the shops once a week and doing light housework such as dusting and changing the bed linen.All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical dutiesDomestic:Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting awayChanging bed linenBed makingGeneral light cleaning eg dusting, hoovering, washing upTaking out rubbishPreparing drinks, snacks and meals and assisting me to cook mealsShoppingTidyingCorrespondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperworkMaking phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do thisMaking tea for my guests Personal Care: Assistance with washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hairAssistance with applying creamAssistance with using the toilet Assistance with dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fasteningsAssistance with getting ready for bedAssistance with dispensing tablets Assistance with getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Assistance at mealtimes e.g. cutting up foodAssistance with physiotherapy exercisesSocial: Accompanying and assisting me on shopping trips when requiredAccompanying and assisting me to doctors/hospital appointments when requiredAccompanying and assisting when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.Occasional longer journeysAccompanying and assisting me on trips out e.g. to the library, to support groups Accompanying to social events such as cinema, meeting familyThe above duties will involve driving me in my mobility car, Whilst on duty in my home watching TV and assisting with craft activities Person specificationThe successful applicant will be: • Female * due to personal care needs • Comfortable to work around dogs• 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 & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.