Job Title: Personal Care Assistant/Support Worker
Location:   Turners Hill         
Hourly rate: £9.50
Reference:   LR6868         
Hours/shifts: 3 hours Mon – Fri term time 3:30 – 6:30 (some flexibility in actual start and finish times by mutual agreement)
35 hours a week  Mon – Fri school holidays (11 weeks ) actual shift times by mutual agreement.
Job share welcome. Please apply if interested in any of the shifts offered indicating your availability on the application form.
Summary 
• I am a mother to my 10 year old twin boys with different additional needs and learning disabilities.
•  I am looking for one to two experienced, reliable and vigilant PA (s) to support me while I recover from a stroke and to engage with my sons in my home and in the local community in activities they enjoy, keeping them safe.
• Tasks include personal care for the boys and some domestic assistance.
• This is a varied and rewarding role and training will be provided if required.
Other Requirements
• A  UK driving licence is desirable but not essential 
• 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
Domestic -        
• Helping with laundry, washing and drying on occasion
• General cleaning
• Taking out rubbish
• General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
• Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
• Support with preparation and serving food at mealtimes including cutting up and blending food.
• Tidy up after meals
Personal Care:  
• Changing pull ups as required for B
• Support with transfers for B using with ceiling  hoist
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings.
• Support hand over hand feeding for B
• Ensuring B is safe when eating (soft puree diet) and drinking due to choking risk.
• Assist D when using the toilet
• Ensure both are clean and hygienic, prompts to wash hands.
• On occasion to assist at bathtime
Social:        
• Accompanying my sons and I to access the communal garden engaging them in activities they enjoy and keeping them safe.
•  On occasion acting as an extra pair of hands on family days out.
 
Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 
• 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.