Job Title: Personal Care Assistant

Location:  Worthing          

Hourly rate: £10 per hour       

Reference: DP5610            

Hours/shifts: 2 hours every sat stepping up to 6 hours a week in school holidays. Also cover for holidays and sickness

 

Summary

 

  • I am 81 year old articulate, intelligent, fit and mobile man looking to employ a further pa to assist me in my day to day life.
  • I have acquired a brain injury (abi), affecting my short and mid- term memory, which can be both frustrating and distressing.
  • A professional friend is required-no personal care involved
  • I need to build trust so that someone can then help with managing my diary, meal planning, shopping and prompting. Someone who can be a buddy/professional friend.
  • Someone who can help me better access my local community and participate in things I enjoy such as golf, the library and to encourage and suggest new activities/days out.
  • I need someone assertive, patient and with a good sense of humour.
  • I have lived a full and varied life from racing cars and motorbikes through to being an English teacher and I can very clearly remember my past up to 15-20 years ago.
  • This role supports a team of two pa’s
  •  I believe this could be a very rewarding role for the right person.

Other Requirements

 

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 -  

Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork

Meal Planning.

Social:            

Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required

Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities

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.