Location: Worthing / Hourly rate: £10.25 / Reference: MP6124

Summary

  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Seven year old male
  • Partially sighted and muscle weakness
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Wheelchair user
  • Very happy and chatty child
  • Assist with muscle strengthening exercises
  • Dressing/undressing/nappy changing required
  • 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 4 year old likes to join in with the games 

Hours/Shifts

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.

4pm – 7pm

Total - 9 hours per week.

Other Requirements

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

Nature of the work:

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. 
  • 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 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.