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

8 Hours per week, over 2 days, Tuesday & Thursday although this is flexible for the right person (no weekends or evenings required).

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