Female* Personal Assistant/Support Worker Required
Location:      Crawley      
Hourly rate:  £9.00      
Reference:    DP3133     
   
Hours/shifts: 16 hours a week,  days to be discussed, Shifts will be 9am -12pm and 5pm – 6pm

Summary
• I am a lady who has MS and am looking for a kind and reliable Personal Assistant/ Support Worker to assist me in my home
• I enjoy socializing and Crafts such as making greeting cards
• I am looking for somebody who can help me to access social activities, with personal care, a small amount of domestic tasks and who can take my friendly dog for a walk

• Knowledge and experience of working with somebody who has MS would be preferred; however this is not essential as a kind and common sense approach to this role is most important
• Any required training will be provided
Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."  
• Must be comfortable with pets - dog 
• Must be happy to work in a smoking environment 
• Must have a UK driving licence 
• Must have access to own vehicle 
 
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
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Walking the dog
Making tea for the employer's guests  

Personal Care: 
Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
General hair/skin care
Using the toilet
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
Getting out of bed
Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat


Social:  
Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, make greetings cards, social room
The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out. 
Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities
Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out.  

 Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Female * due to personal care needs 
• Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the work place
• 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.