Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant/ Personal Care Assistant/ Support Worker DP6698 Job Title: Personal Assistant/ Personal Care Assistant/ care workerLocation: Boxgrove Hourly rate: £10.00 an hour day rate, £8.25 sleep in night rateReference: DP6698 Hours/shifts: 24- 30 hours a week to cover night 9pm – 9am, 3pm – 9pm and 9am – 3pm shifts. Days and times to be agreed mutually Summary • Do you like providing individual and personalised care in a home setting? • We are looking for kind and reliable ladies to give good quality care to a lady with M.S• You would be working with a team of carers who cover 24 hours• Various shifts are available over the week plus some cover• You would be required to support with all care needs including feeding and personal care.• If you are available to cover any of the above shifts then please apply. Other Requirements • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." • Must be comfortable with pets 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 duties Domestic - Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting awayHelping with laundry, washing and drying Loading and unloading the washing machineLoading and unloading tumble dryer/washing lineChanging bed linenBed makingGeneral cleaningTaking out rubbishGeneral housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washingPreparing drinks, snacks and meals.ShoppingTidying Personal Care: • Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair• Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required• Assistance with applying cream• General hair/skin care• Catheter care• Using the toilet • Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings• Getting into bed• 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• Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat Social: To spend time chatting with me as I am a sociable person.Take me outside weather permitting for an occasional cigarette Person specificationThe 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• Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills• Honest and cheerful• 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.