Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant/Support Worker SA6654 Job Title: Personal Assistant/Support Worker Location: Horsham Hourly rate: £9.00 Reference: SA6654 Hours/shifts: 1.5hrs (am) – 1.5hrs (pm) Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday Summary I am an 82 year old gentleman with Alzheimer’s looking for support I need support to live independently in my own home Experience of working with Alzheimer’s is desirable I require a driver with their own car Other Requirements 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 - Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away 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 General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Preparing drinks, snacks and meals Tidying Personal Care: Prompting to complete own personal care Assistance with applying cream on legs and feet Help with dispensing tablets Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets Social: (please add in/delete as applicable) Accompanying to doctors/hospital appointments when required The above duties will involve driving me in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the manual wheelchair when out. Alternatively, I would use my walking stick. Shopping/picking up medication once a month 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 very good 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.