Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Care Assistant DP5967 Job Title: Personal Care Assistant Location: Worthing Hourly rate: £8.40 weekdays before 6pm £10.40 after 6pm and weekends Reference: DP5967 Hours/shifts: 8 hours per week-to be discussed at interview Summary Personal care assistant required for 15 year old boy Job role involves supporting with washing, dressing, supporting with mealtimes and accessing leisure activities. Other Requirements Must have a UK driving licence Must have access to own vehicle 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 – towelling dry/ drying hair Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required To be on call when employer takes bath Using the toilet Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym. Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat Social: Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including to swimming. 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.