Job Title: Personal assistant/Support worker

Location:     Eastleigh       

Hourly rate:       £10.00 

Reference:        HCC607     

Hours/shifts: to provide cover as and when required – to be discussed at interview

Summary

 

  • I am a lady who enjoys other people’s company and socialising
  • I need support with accessing the community
  • I need support with some personal care, medication, some domestic duties and assistance with breakfast
  • I require a driver with their own car
  • Any training will be provided

 

 

 

Other Requirements

  • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
  • Must be comfortable with pets - 6 guinea pigs and fish•               
  • 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 -       

Helping with laundry, washing and drying

Loading and unloading the washing machine

Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line

Changing bed linen

Bed making

General cleaning

Taking out rubbish

Sweeping floor

Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing

Preparing drinks, snacks and breakfast

Shopping

Tidying

Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this

 

Personal Care: 

  • 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
  • Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
  • Help with dispensing tablets
  • 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.
  • Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat

Social:   

  • Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
  • Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including swimming (PA can go for free) and occasionally taking employer out for coffee
  •  Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
  • The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, employer does use a walking stick

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • Female * due to personal care needs
  • 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
  • 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.