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.

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