Job Title: Personal Care Assistant/Support Worker
Location: North Mundham, Chichester
Hourly rate: £11:50 Monday to Friday
£13.00 Saturday
£14.00 Sunday

Reference: DP5495
Hours/shifts:

Week 1
Friday 7:30.- 12:30
Saturday 7:30 - 20:00
Sunday 11:00 - 20:30

Week 2
Saturday 12:30 - 20:00

Week 3
Friday 7:30 - 12:30
Saturday 12;30 - 20:00
Sunday 11:00 - 20:30

Week 4
Saturday 12:40 - 20:00

64 hours per pay period. Average of 16 hours per week

Summary

• Do you love football and sport but also have a caring, kind and thoughtful nature?
• I am looking for a Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant to help me remain living in my family home and also enjoy fun and leisure activities.
• I am a 23 year old man and who has muscular dystrophy. This means that I am reliant on carers for all my personal care needs and activities of daily living.
• I support Brighton and Hove Albian football club and I play wheelchair football throughout the year. I also follow lots of sports on TV including F1. My Personal Care Assistants will need to be able to support me to access and enjoy all these types of activities.
• Apart from football I also enjoy going to the cinema regularly and would really like to find a Personal Care Assistants who can enjoy my love of movies with me.
• I use a hoist for all transfers and an electric wheelchair to get around.
• Alongside social activates and help with personal care the work also involves preparing meals/snacks/drinks and helping with my feeding.
• I have a wheelchair accessible vehicle so having a driving license is essential, so that I can get out and about.
• The successful Personal Care Assistant will be working with a friendly team of workers who cover my support during the daytime 7 days a week.
• Full training will be given.

Other Requirements
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Non Smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Must have a UK driving licence

All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check (at no cost to employee)

Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Description
Domestic -
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning of bedroom/bathroom
Taking out rubbish
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Shopping trips
Tidying

Personal Care:
Assistance with washing and bathing/showering
Hoisting from bed to wheelchair to bath
To be on call when I’m using toilet
Assistance with applying cream
General hair/skin care
Assistance using a urine bottle
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
Getting into bed
Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist
Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
Helping with other aspects of personal care as required
Assistance at mealtimes e.g. assistance to eat when required
Physiotherapy exercises

Social:
Driving wheelchair adapted vehicle and accompanying/assisting with shopping trips, cinema and other social activities as required
Accompanying me to doctors/hospital appointments when required
Occasional longer journeys
Accompanying me to social meetings eg friends, family

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.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives.