Job Title: Personal Care Assistant/ Care Worker
Location: Lancing
Hourly rate: 11.50 per hour to start
Reference: DP6284
Hours/shifts: 10-15 hours. Mon – Fri, 2-3 hours in the evening, timings negotiable. There is the possibility of weekend and overnight work, again subject to negotiation.

Summary 

We have an excellent carer who covers personal care in the early mornings only, so we are looking for some additional support for the evenings at our home in Lancing.

You will be
• available to work 2-3 hours mid-late evenings.
• a fun, flexible and reliable lady
• a good sense of humour is essential
• open to the possibility of increasing your hours
The role is to help support me at home with some personal care, company in the evenings and maybe a small amount of domestic tasks.

Other Requirements 
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• 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
Typical duties

Domestic - Simple domestic tasks such as meal preparation, cleaning/tidying, ironing etc.

Personal Care: 
Help to get me ready for bed, prepare medication

Social: 
• A little evening chat would be lovely. Sewing skills would be good but not essential.

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 due to routine around medication
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 good interpersonal skills
Honest with a good sense of humour
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 position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives