Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Care Assistant HCC482 Job Title: PA – Personal Care AssistantLocation: Eastleigh Hourly rate: £10.80 per hour day rate, £15.00 per hour Evening rateReference: HCC482 Hours/shifts: 9 hours per week to be arranged Summary • I am an easy-going, independent man who likes to have a laugh, looking for a reliable, confident and caring PA - Personal Assistant• I need someone who has a full driving licence and is a confident driver, as the role will involve driving me to work in my own car• I require support with light housework in a neat and tidy house, such changing the bed and laundry.• I require support with preparing meals and shopping from time to time.• A small amount of personal care is involved, such as helping me to get dressed. 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 checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical duties Domestic Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting awayChanging bed linenGeneral cleaningTaking out rubbishDusting and vacuuming. Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.ShoppingTidyingMaking tea for the employer's guests Personal Care: Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fasteningsGetting into bedAssistance with medicationGetting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when requiredAccompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.Occasional longer journeysDriving and accompanying to social events such as:CinemaAccompanying on trips out e.g. to visiting friends, the garden centre, social eventsThe above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, Person specificationThe 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 & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.