Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Care Assistant MP5832 Job Title: Personal Care Assistant Location: Crawley Hourly rate: £10.00 ph Reference: MP5832 Hours/shifts: Mon – Fri 8-9 am and Mon-Fri 8-9 pm – Job share considered. Summary I am a lady in my 40’s looking to employ female PA’s to assist me with aspects of personal and general care. I have limited mobility and have been diagnosed with Epilepsy and Asthma The support I require can vary day by day according to my health I require support to access the toilet, to shower as well as washing and dressing I will also require support with hair washing/drying, preparing drinks/snacks and prompting medication. Applying skin cream and assisting me into my nightwear on the evening shift Clean the wet room/shower/toilet area once a week Other Requirements "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." 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 Domestic - Helping with laundry Changing bed linen Bed making Occasional general housework and cleaning. Preparing drinks & snacks. Personal Care Washing and showering – towelling dry/ drying hair Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required Help getting into and out of shower as required Assistance with applying cream General hair/skin care Using the toilet Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings Getting into bed Help with dispensing tablets Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets Social: None required at this time Person specification The successful applicant will be: Female * due to personal care needs 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 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.