Job Title: Personal Care Assistant
Location: Bognor Regis
Hourly rate: Saturday and Sunday £10.00
Reference: TM5793
Hours/shifts: Saturday 4pm-6pm
Sunday 4pm-6pm

Additional hours may be available

Summary

• I am a 33 year old man who lives as independently as possible in my own home.
• I have Cerebral Palsy, which affects my mobility. I walk with the aid of a stick and also use a mobility scooter when out locally.
• I am looking for support with personal care/showering/washing/dressing and help to run my home.
• I love getting ‘out and about’ and meeting up with friends and socializing, but I need support with some activities such as accessing the community, shopping and attending appointments.
• I enjoy things like; visiting the cinema, shopping and visiting coffee shops.
• I require a driver with their own car so that I can assess the community.


Other Requirements


• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle

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 -
Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Shopping
Tidying
Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this.

Personal Care:
• Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
• Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
• Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
• Assistance with applying cream
• General hair/skin care
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
• Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym.
Social:
• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including; trips to the cinema or bowling
• Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
• Occasional longer journeys
• The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• 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
• 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.