Job Title: Personal Care Assistant/ Companion

Location:   Rustington         

Hourly rate: £8 per hour       

Reference:  DP884           

Hours/shifts: Up 10 hours a week, days and times to be mutually agreed

Summary

  • 41 year old lady with mental health disability requiring assistance to live independently. 
  • Duties will include helping with domestic tasks and social activities.
  • You must be kind, empathetic and motivating and also like cats.
  • The ideal applicant will be prepared to drive me in their own vehicle, for which mileage will be reimbursed.

Other Requirements       

  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • 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 -      

General light housework

Vacuuming

Ironing

Washing up

Dusting

Meal preparation

Changing bed linen

Any other reasonable task required

Social:            

Trips in the car to local shops/garden centres

Trips out to visit the beach, café’s and place of interest

Occasionally going out for a meal/to the pub

Support to attend appointments e.g. GP, dentist or specialists 

Person specification

The 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 & Safety

Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.