Direct Payments Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Care Assistant/ Support Worker DP728 Job Title: Personal Care Assistant/Support WorkerLocation: Felpham Hourly rate: £9:00 p/h Week days, £10:00 p/h Week-ends, £13:00 p/h Bank holidays ( treated as ordinary working days for rotas) Reference: DP728 Hours/shifts: Hours to be agreed. Anticipated about 10 Summary • I have vacancies for enthusiastic, experienced or inexperienced Carers/ P.A.'s to help me to remain independent in my own home.• Are you a good listener, good at picking up new skills, reliable, trustworthy and adaptable?• If so then have you considered working in the care sector for a lovely gentleman, like myself, so I am able to stay as independent as possible. • The job will be challenging and frustrating, interesting and varied, but hopefully, rewarding and satisfying.• Full training will be given Other Requirements All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical duties Domestic - Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting awayHelping with laundry, washing and drying Loading and unloading the washing machine, Loading and unloading washing lineChanging bed linen, Bed making, General cleaningTaking out rubbish, General housework, including cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping. TidyingMinor household maintenance eg. changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washingHelping to keep my equipment clean and in good conditionPreparing drinks, snacks and meals.ShoppingHelp in the gardenCorrespondence form-filling, assisting with household paperworkMaking phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do thisMaking tea for the employer's guests THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF EVERY SINGLE THING YOU MIGHT CONCEIVABLY BE ASKED TO DO, NOR DOES IT MEAN YOU WILL NECESSARILY BE ASKED TO DO EVERYTHING ON THIS LIST. PLEASE NOTE – THIS ROLE WILL MAINLY INVOLVE CARE WORK. However the above is just and indication of some ancillary tasks you may be asked to help with Personal Care - washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hairSupervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as requiredHelp getting into and out of bath/shower as requiredTo be on call when employer takes bathAssistance with applying creamGeneral hair/skin careCatheter careUsing the toilet Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fasteningsGetting into bedAssistance with getting out of bed using a hoistHelp with dispensing tablets Helping with other aspects of personal care as required. Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eatPhysiotherapy exercisesPreparing food/mealsTHIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF EVERY SINGLE THING YOU MIGHT CONCEIVABLY BE ASKED TO DO, NOR DOES IT MEAN YOU WILL NECESSARILY BE ASKED TO DO EVERYTHING ON THIS LIST Person specificationThe successful applicant will be: • Female or Male • 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• A good listener• Creative• Sensitive to the fact that they will be working at the employer's home:• be aware of other family members and to minimise interruption to them• treat employer's home and belongings with care and respect• be wary and sensitive to the family's routines, procedures and practices personal to them• 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 is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach is to the role; the employee's potential, personal qualities. Approach and attitude is more important than experience. Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives.