Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant/ Support Worker LR1326 Job Title: Personal Assistant/Support Worker x2Location: Horsham Hourly rate: £11.50 weekdays £13.50 weekends Reference: LR1326 Hours/shifts: 12 hours a week must include at least one weekend shiftDaily shifts are 3 hours morning4 hours afternoon 1 hour evening Some flexibility with actual shift times, to be mutually agreed. Summary• I am a cheerful and sociable 31 year old man who uses a wheelchair fulltime.• I need support with daily living tasks including personal care domestic tasks and support accessing the community.• To join my existing team of PAs • This is a rewarding role with training given. Other Requirements • Must be comfortable with pets • Other : 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 - Helping with laundry, washing and drying - loading and unloading the washing machine, hanging up to dry, taking down, ironing where required, putting awayChanging 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 mealsShoppingMaking breakfast juice, preparing meals, “stock” cooking for meals to go into the freezer, preparing a smoothie for evening mealOccasional cat and dog care – feeding, clearing litter tray, taking for walks etc.TidyingCorrespondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperworkMaking phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell/ stressed / confused to do thisMaking drinks for the employer's guests Personal Care: Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hairSupervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as requiredHelp getting into and out of shower as requiredHelp with shavingAssistance with applying creamGeneral hair/skin careCatheter care, trainingAssistance with using the toiletDressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fasteningsAssistance with getting out of bed Helping with other aspects of personal care as required.Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Mealtimes possible support Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when requiredAccompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when requiredAccompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the railsOccasional longer journeysAccompanying on trips out e.g. to the library, the vet, to see family Driving and accompanying to social events such as:CinemaAccompanying to social meetings eg friends, familyThe above duties involve driving the employer in the PA’s car or accompanying on public transport, lifting the wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when needed. Person specificationThe 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 & SafetyPrevious 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 role you will be employed through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.