Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Care Assistant/ Support Worker LR6868 Job Title: Personal Care Assistant/Support WorkerLocation: 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 checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical 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 specificationThe 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 & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.