Job Title: Personal Care Assistant
Location: Shawford near Winchester
Hourly rate: £10.50 per hour weekdays £14.00 per hour weekends
Reference: HCC942
Hours/shifts: Hours are flexible - some or all of the following shifts:
Weekdays 08.00 - 14.30 and 14.30 - 19.30
Weekends 09.30 - 11.00 and 13.30 - 19.30
Weekday evenings 21.30 – 22.30
Given the nature of the role and the hours required, would suit two or more PAs.

Summary 

I am a 24 year old young man living at home with my parents near Winchester. I love art and 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.

Due to my condition, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy I am currently looking for one or more PAs to join my existing team to help me with all aspects of my life.

Other Requirements

• Must be comfortable with pets, i have a lovely, small dog who i'm sure you'll love too.

• 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 and 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.
Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives