Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant/ Support Worker (bank staff) DP3133 Female* Personal Assistant/Support Worker (bank staff)Location: Crawley Hourly rate: £9.00 Reference: DP3133 Hours/shifts: To cover holiday, sickness and excess hours. Work can be available most weeks. Summary• I am a lady who has Multiple Sclerosis 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 – friendly dog • Must be happy to work in a smoking environment • Must have a UK driving licence • Must have access to own vehicle • 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 –LaundryLoading and unloading the washing machineLoading and unloading tumble dryer/washing lineChanging bed linenBed makingGeneral cleaningTaking out rubbishPreparing drinks, snacks and meals.Walking the dogMaking tea 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 requiredGeneral hair/skin careUsing the toilet Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fasteningsGetting out of bedGetting 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 roomThe 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 activitiesLifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out. Person specificationThe 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 & 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 position you will be employed directly through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.