Job Title: Personal Care Assistant
Location: Arundel
Hourly rate: £9.50 per hour
Reference: DP6171
Hours/shifts: 1 hour an evening for 5 nights a week
Sickness and holiday cover


Summary
• I am looking for a personal assistant for my father and occasions with my mother in the evenings
• Use of hoist to transfer to bed and get ready for bed would be a key part this role
• Changing of convene
• Training provided, experience not essential


Other Requirements
Must be comfortable with pets
Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle
• Other : due to rural location
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


Typical duties

Personal Care:
• Catheter care
• Using the toilet
• 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
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')

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.