Job Title: Personal Care Assistant
Location: Shawford near Winchester
Hourly rate: £10.50 per hour weekdays £1350 per hour weekends
Reference: HCC942
Hours/shifts: Hours are flexible – over 40 hours per week available across morning and afternoon/evening shifts, including weekends. Would suit a job share of 2 or more PA's.

Summary

I am a 23 year old young man with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy living at home with my parents near Winchester. I am looking for one or more PAs to join my existing team to help me with all aspects of my life.

I love art and have recently graduated from Southampton Solent University with a degree in Illustration. When not working on my personal art projects I enjoy playing video games and watching TV, or going for walks with my dog.


Other Requirements 

• Must be comfortable with pets

Other :
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

Personal Care:
Washing and bathing/showering

drying hair

Assistance when applying cream

General hair / skin care

Using the toilet

Dressing & undressing / helping with buttons & fastenings

Assistance with getting in / out of bed with hoist

Assistance getting in / out of wheelchair (transferring)

Assistance at mealtimes: cutting up food / assistance to eat / drink

Assistance with physiotherapy exercises


• 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.