Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Care Assistant DP6130 Location: Bognor Regis Hourly rate: £9 weekdays £11.50 weekends Reference: DP6130 Hours/shifts: 8pm -9pm every night1pm – 2pm Thursday11am – 12pm Friday8am - 9am Saturday and Sunday1pm - 2pm Saturday and SundayJob share available Summary I am a 59 year old gentleman looking for support with all aspects of daily life. I have Secondary Progressive MS. This means that I am confined to a wheelchair and unable to walk. The MS has also affected my eyesight, I struggle to see things and my spatial awareness is poor. If I go out I need someone to describe what is coming up ahead of me and warn me of any hazards. I can pull myself up to a standing position but this exhausts me and I tire very quickly. I have a suprapubic catheter fitted and need help on a daily basis with catheter care. I am unable to transfer from my wheelchair and have a hoist in my downstairs bedroom and my wet room. I need someone to hoist me. The MS has affected my ability to think clearly and recall facts, I will need help and support with this. My manual dexterity is poor, I struggle holding and manipulating things. I am able to feed myself but need my food cut up for me. I use a bowl and special cutlery.Other Requirements Non-smoker essential 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. DescriptionTypical duties Domestic - Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting awayLoading and unloading tumble dryer/washing lineChanging bed linenBed makingGeneral cleaning of my toilet, wet room and bedroom which need to be cleaned daily as I have a catheter and am vulnerable to infections Taking out rubbishPreparing drinks, snacks and meals. It is very important that I drink plenty of fluids every day and I need to be prompted to do this.Shopping if requiredTidyingCorrespondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperworkMaking phone calls on my behalf Liaising with chemist and charter to ensure I have all the medicines and peristeen equipment at home when requiredWashing up Personal Care: • Pushing my commode over the toilet for me• Pushing my commode under the shower and pushing me into my room for drying and dressing• I like to have a wet shave in the morning• The wet room floor must be dried after my shower.• Putting creams on my skin to keep it intact and healthy• Putting cream on my tummy around the catheter tube• Catheter care• Personal care before and after peristeen which is administered by the District Nurse• Hoisting onto and off the toilet • Dressing and undressing• Preparing my breakfast for me and leaving me a flask of tea and bottles of water, sometimes I may need a sandwich made for my lunch.• Getting into bed using a hoist• Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist/banana board• Help with dispensing tablets and other medication• Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting me to empty catheter bag. • Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat• Physiotherapy exercises • Before you go you must make sure that I have my lifeline onSocial: • Accompany me when accessing social and leisure activities, including to scrabble games• Accompanying me to doctors/hospital appointments when required• Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the library or cinema• Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, familyThe successful applicant will be: • Respectful of my privacy and confidentiality• A holder of an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and aware of keeping themselves and me safe• 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 & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.