Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Care Assistants HCC366 Job Title: Personal Assistant - CareLocation: Eastleigh Hourly rate: £9.50- £10 Reference: HCC366 Hours/shifts: A total of 60 hours (5 shifts) to be covered by a job share of 2 or more PA's Summary • I am a 44 year old man looking for support in my own home joining a well-established team• I need support with accessing the community as my disability creates some visual issues • I have cerebral palsy and it's helpful if you have had training with using hoists• I enjoy a number of social activities which includes music, dance, writing (I am a published author), cinema, theatre, hydrotherapy church• I require drivers with clean licences. I have an accessible vehicle • This is a rewarding role with a team who have been together for a number of years. Induction and training will be provided. Other Requirements Must be comfortable with pets • 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 - Changing bed linenBed makingWashing, drying,ironing and putting awayGeneral cleaningTaking out rubbishGeneral housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Minor household maintenance e.g changing light bulbsPreparing drinks, snacks and meals.ShoppingMaintenance of small garden, perhaps half an hour a weekAssist with looking after a shared dog with my motherTidyingCorrespondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperworkMaking phone calls on my behalf when I requestHospitality for guests Personal Care: Hoisting into and out of bath• Washing and bathing – towelling dry/ drying hair• General hair/skin care• Conveen care• Using the toilet- use of micro enemas • Dressing and undressing• Hoisting into and out of bed and into and out of wheelchair • Assistance with medication – using dispenser boxes• Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') • Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat,drinksSocial: • Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips.• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities.• Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required• Occasional longer journeys• Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the library, theatre, cinema, music group, church dance groups• Driving and accompanying to social events• Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the beach or in the woods or, visiting friends• The above duties may involve driving the employer in his accessible vehicle• Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with computer activities Person specificationThe 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• Flexible• 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.