Job Title: Personal Care Assistant
Location:   Worthing         
Hourly rate:  £15.00      
Reference: DP1817            
Hours/shifts: term time only 6.50-7.50am
Summary
I am looking for a carer for my son, this early shift involves getting him out of bed, dressed, fed, and ready for school pick up at 7.50am
Carer must be physically fit, as some manual handling is involved.
Be willing to learn or be able to administer medication via gastrostomy.
Be familiar with using a hoist. (training can be given)
My son is 16 years old, although fortunately very small for his age, he is non verbal, and needs assistance with every aspect of his life, therefore fully reliant on his carers.
School holiday hours are available, 7.30-9am at £10 per hour.
Other Requirements
• Must have a UK driving licence 
• Must have access to own vehicle 
• 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:
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Personal Care: 
• Washing and bathing/showering – 
• Helping with other aspects of personal care as required,
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
• Physiotherapy exercises
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 position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives