Job Title: Personal Care Assistant

Location: Goring near Worthing        

Hourly rate: £10.25       

Reference: Part time            

Hours/shifts: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. 4pm – 7pm

Total - 9 hours per week.

 

Summary

 

Personal Care Assistant

  • Nine year old male
  • Partially sighted and muscle weakness
  • Wheelchair user
  • Very happy and chatty child
  • Assist with muscle strengthening exercises
  • Dressing/undressing/nappy changing required
  • Support at home as well as within the local community
  • Enjoys music, Bollywood, games, cartoons, nursery rhymes, ipad games
  • Applicants must be able to use ipad for games
  • Small amount of tidying and hoovering required
  • Has two sisters, sometimes the 6 year old likes to join in with the games

 

 

 

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

To engage and motivate my son.


Assist with muscle strengthening exercises

 

Interact with the games and activities my son enjoys – both at home and within the local community.

Assist in keeping my sons bedroom clean and tidy.

 

Typical duties

Domestic -       

Bed making

General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming in bedroom.

Preparing drinks and snacks



Personal Care:  

Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings

Changing nappy

Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')

Physiotherapy exercises

 

Social:         

Assisting to access social and leisure activities and at times joining in

Evening meetings

The above duties may involve you driving my son in your own car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the wheelchair when out. 

Mileage of 35p per mile will be paid if you are required to use your own car to access the local community.

Person specification

The successful applicant will be:   

Respectful of 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 with a good ability to motivate

Dynamic and creative with the ability to build up a good rapport

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.