Personal Care Assistant/Support Worker GN5495 Location: North Mundham / Hourly rate: £10 / Reference: GN5495 Summary Personal Care Assistant/Carer/Companion required to support young man to enable him to maximize his independence whilst living within his family home Duties include assisting with personal care, dispensing medication, assisting with transfers from bed/wheelchair/bathroom using a hoist Preparing meals and snacks Assistance with light domestic tasks such as laundry, housework Duties include driving wheelchair accessible van and escorting on leisure and social activities outside the home, eg accompanying to wheelchair football, trips to the cinema Applicants must be cheerful, reliable and flexible with a good sense of humour Full training will be given Ability to work on own initiative when required Flexibility to accompany on weekends away occasionally an advantage Hours/Shifts Setting up a new team of PAs to cover 7.30am to 8.30pm, seven days a week on a shift/rota basis. Some flexibility to provide sickness/holiday cover an advantage. Other Requirements Must be comfortable with pets Must have a UK driving licence 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 Job Location: North Mundham Nature of the work: The employer is the mum of a young man with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy who is a full-time wheelchair user and wishes to remain living within his family home. He is looking for a team of reliable and conscientious Personal Care Assistants to enable him to maximise his independence and to support him with all aspects of his day-to-day care both at home and in the community. Typical duties Domestic - Helping with laundry, washing and drying Changing bed linen Bed making General cleaning of bedroom/bathroom Taking out rubbish Preparing drinks, snacks and meals. Shopping trips Tidying Personal Care: Assistance with washing and bathing/showering Hoisting from bed to wheelchair to bath To be on call when employer using toilet Assistance with applying cream General hair/skin care Assistance using a urine bottle Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings Getting into bed Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets Helping with other aspects of personal care as required Assistance at mealtimes e.g. assistance to eat when required Physiotherapy exercises Social: Driving wheelchair adapted vehicle and accompanying/assisting with shopping trips, cinema and other social activities as required Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required Occasional longer journeys Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family 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.