Job Title: Personal Assistant/Support Worker
Location: Chichester
Hourly rate: £10.00
Reference: DP5660
Hours/shifts: 6-9am & 3-9pm Mondays, 3-9pm Thursdays, 4-8pm Sundays.
Summary 

Our cheeky chappie would like someone to come and care for him on the hours above. There is the potential for extra ad hoc hours for appointments and during school holidays.


Other Requirements:
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Must have a UK driving licence
• Other :
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
Duties will include playing, reading stories and attending to medical and primary care needs. Full training & support will be given in hoisting, use of gastrostomy, suctioning, drawing up and administering medications & emergency protocols.
Typical duties


Domestic - 
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
Taking out rubbish
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Tidying

Personal Care: 
• Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
• Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
• Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
• Assistance with applying cream
• General hair/skin care
• 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, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym.
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
• Physiotherapy exercises


Social: 
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including to swimming lessons, the gym, and karate.
• Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
• Occasional longer journeys
• Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the library, the vet, meditation classes, yoga for people with ME, to see family.
• Driving and accompanying to social events such as:
• Cinema
• Accompanying on trips out e.g. to take photographs at the beach or in the woods or, visiting friends.
• Accompanying on trips out eg to the garden centre, beach, cinema, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events, attending therapies and disability group
• Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family

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.