Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Care Assistant/Support Worker HCC187 Location: Havant / Hourly rate: £9 per hour / Reference: HCC187 Summary • Personal Care Assistant required providing care and support to a 39 year old female wheelchair user in her own home. • Assistance is required with personal care, food preparation, housework and social activities. • The ideal candidate will be friendly, reliable and enjoy chatting and laughing. Hours/Shifts 5 evenings per week after 7pm for 1 hour, to include Saturday, Sunday & 3 others to be agreed 1 hour Sunday lunch time: 12:00 to 1pm Flexibility to these hours may be agreed Job Share available, please apply if you can do any of the above shiftsOccasionally hours may change due to Employer’s work or social commitments – advance notice will be given.Occasionally extra hours will be available. For example, the Employer will occasionally require a PA to attend a work-related or leisure event during the day or evening (usually between 2-5 hours) and to cover holiday and sickness UK driving licence and happy to drive me in my mobility car at timesMust have access to own vehicle 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. Description Domestic General housework including cleaning. Tidying, laundry and ironingChanging bed linenTaking out rubbishCooking and preparing meals and drinksOccasional shoppingCorrespondence e.g. assisting with household paperwork, making phone calls, posting letters and parcels Personal Care: Assisting with washing and dryingCombing hairPrompting medication and applying creamsEmptying commode Dressing and undressingPhysiotherapy exercises Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym. Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eatPhysiotherapy exercises Social:Whilst on duty at the employer’s home, watching TV and general chatAccompanying and support Employer with social events such as:Theatre and art centresSwimmingSport eventsTraining days The above duties may involve driving the employer in her Wheelchair Accessible vehicle. The successful applicant will be: Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityReliable and organised, with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic and well presentedFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesHave patience and excellent interpersonal skillsHonest and cheerfulAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & SafetyPrevious experience is not essential; an ability to listen and take a kind and common sense approach is crucial.