Job Title: Personal Care Assistant
Location: Salvington, Worthing.
Hourly rate: £13
Reference: DP1817
Hours/shifts: Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm, every other Saturday 8am to 7pm-please apply if you can do any of the advertised hours.

Summary

I am looking to put together a team of carers for my son who are reliable, energetic, fit and keen to work, to come and join me to look after my 18-year-old son at home and in the community.

Other Requirements
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Must have a UK driving licence.

All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Description
Typical duties:
Get him up and dressed in the morning,
Help him with physiotherapy
Give medication
Feed him, (gastro feed) and oral food at mealtimes -ensuring food is the correct temperature.
Changing bedclothes.
Help with physical activities during the day, using physio equipment, Wiping down equipment after use.
Cleaning sink and other high contact areas in bathroom and bedroom.
Must be willing to work with others and alone for short periods of time with my son.

Personal Care:
Full training will be provided.
Dressing and undressing
Changing pad / fitting Convene equipment.
Checking skin for changes in appearance.
Cleaning eyes, teeth,
Administering liquid feed through a gastrostomy using a syringe and feeding pump.
Administering medication including emergency medication for seizures.

Social:
My son likes to be out in the community to access a wide variety of different places and experiences.
He likes being out on the seafront, he enjoys bowling, (hates shopping), eating cake and ice cream on a regular basis.
This may involve driving our wheelchair accessible vehicle and pushing the wheelchair when out.
Playing with my son, reading books, watching TV, facetime with family, playing with his favourite toys, reading books, watching music on his IPad.
Support my son to access swimming/hydrotherapy.

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
• Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest and cheerful
• Full of enthusiasm with a good sense of humour
• 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 not as essential as a kind, fun-loving and common sense approach to this role. A full range of training will be provided.

Please note, if you are successful in your application you will be employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives.