Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Care Assistant/Support Worker GN5495 Job Title: Personal Assistant/Care Support Worker/CompanionLocation: North Mundan Hourly rate: £10 PER HOUR Reference: GN5495 Hours/shifts: 12:30pm – 8:30pm Saturdays 07:30am – 08:30pm SundaysYou’ll be working with a team of PA’s who provide 7 day a week cover. Some flexibility to provide sickness/holiday cover an advantage. 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 large wheelchair accessible van and escorting on leisure and social activities outside the home, e.g. 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 requiredFlexibility to accompany on weekends away occasionally 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 checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionDomestic - Helping with laundry, washing and drying Changing bed linenBed makingGeneral cleaning of bedroom/bathroomTaking out rubbishPreparing drinks, snacks and meals.Shopping tripsTidying Personal Care: Assistance with washing and bathing/showering Hoisting from bed to wheelchair to bathTo be on call when employer using toiletAssistance with applying creamGeneral hair/skin careAssistance using a urine bottle Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fasteningsGetting into bedAssistance with getting out of bed using a hoistAssistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packetsHelping with other aspects of personal care as required Assistance at mealtimes e.g. assistance to eat when requiredPhysiotherapy exercises Social: Driving wheelchair adapted vehicle and accompanying/assisting with shopping trips, cinema and other social activities as requiredAccompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when requiredOccasional longer journeysAccompanying to social meetings eg friends, family 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• 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.