Job Title: Personal Care Assistant
Location: Climping
Hourly rate: £10 per hour. 
Reference: DP5288
Hours/shifts: 

Evenings Mon- Fri 5.30-7.30pm (10 hours weekly)

Summary 

I am a 40-year-old mum of 1. I live with my husband and daughter, in Climping, Littlehampton.

My daughter is 11 years old, 12 in August, and in secondary school. I have an assistance dog Uley, and kitten Muffin.

I need help with cooking dinner, and then changing for bed towards the end of the shift, and general household tasks while I have dinner.

It is important to have a cheery disposition, be able to follow instructions, but also, to work under your own initiative.

Tasks to include, but not limited to:

Preparing dinner.
Helping with meal choices for following week.
Ad hoc household tasks while I eat dinner.
Use hoist to change to pyjamas.


Other Requirements 
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Must have a UK driving licence
• 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

Monday - Friday evening

Personal Care:
Use hoist to change to pyjamas.
Assist into bed to sit sometimes, using hoist.
Connect night bag to catheter if in bed.

Domestic:
Preparing dinner


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
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.