Job Title: Personal Care Assistant/ Support Worker
Location:    East Dean Chichester        
Hourly rate:  £10 ph + 45p per mile if using own car
Reference:    DP5336        
Hours/shifts: 8 Hours per week over 2 days 

(no weekends or evenings required). This role is flexible.

• Friendly reliable Personal Assistant/Support Worker wanted to assist me in my home and in the community.
• I am a lively, active female with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who uses a manual wheelchair
• You will support me to attend activities such as shopping, swimming, dog walking, general outings and appointments.
• You must be happy to drive me either in my automatic car or in your vehicle.
• Tasks also include assisting me with personal care and daily living tasks

Other Requirements  
• Must be comfortable with pets as I have 3 dogs  
• Must have a UK driving licence 
• Must have access to own vehicle 
• 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.
Typical duties
Domestic -       
Domestic tasks will include normal day to day housework including; assistance with hoovering, hanging out washing, washing up etc.
Personal Care: 
• Assist and supervise to ensure my safety in the home and in the community
• Assist me with changing pads
• Support me with dressing and undressing, particularly  putting on shoes and socks
• Assist and support me with physio/exercises
• Any other reasonable tasks depending on the day as my condition can be unpredictable
• Accompany me and support me in the community e.g. shopping, social activities, appointments, swimming
• Accompany me walking my dogs or if I am not well do this for me; I currently have 3 dogs (all friendly!)
• Drive me in my automatic car and/or your vehicle
• Any other task reasonable task
Person specification
The successful applicant will be:  
• Be able to learn and understand my needs
• Be honest, cheerful and well motivated with a  good sense of humour
• Be reliable with excellent timekeeping
• Be able to work flexibly
• Be able to respect privacy and confidentiality
• Be able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
• Refrain from smoking while at work
• Be willing to be police checked (enhanced DBS). Please note that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining the position
• Be legally allowed to work in the UK
• Be a driver with a full UK driving licence and be happy to drive the employer in her car or in yours; you will need personal business insurance to drive the employer in your car.
• Like dogs and be confident with them
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.