Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Care Assistant DP5376 Location: Havant /Hourly rate: £10 per hour/Reference: DP5376 Summary We are looking for a personal care assistant to provide support for our 9 year old son. The role will entail both social and personal care within the shift. Previous training with the use of hoist and PEG feed preferable. Our son loves being read to, and communicates mainly via his facial expressions. Previous experience of working with younger children and some experience with working children who have additional needs would be preferable. They would need to be patient, have a caring nature and bubbly. Other Requirements Must be comfortable with pets- two cats & dog Must have a UK driving licence All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. Personal Care: Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hairSupervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as requiredHelp getting into and out of bath/shower as requiredGeneral hair/skin careUsing the toilet Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fasteningsGetting into bedAssistance with getting out of bed using a hoistGetting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eatGastronomy feeding Social: To provide support with social activities like reading and being able to entertain our son The successful applicant will be: Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityReliable with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic, tidy minded and well organisedFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesPatience and possess excellent interpersonal skillsHonest and cheerfulCreativeAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.