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.