Personal Carer and Support Worker HCC1228 Job Title: Support Worker Location: Basingstoke Hourly rate: £12 per hour PAYE/£13 per hour self-employed Reference: HCC1228 Hours/shifts: 7 am to 6.30 pm, looking for 1 or 2 days per week depending on candidate availability Summary An unusually varied care position, combining the provision of personal care along with providing the employer with support work during the day. The employer is the Chief Executive of a unique and leading UK charity, giving the employee a diverse work environment and excitement of being part of a wider team. To assist with day to day activities which ensure employer is able to live as independently as possible. Personal care in the mornings (toileting, bathing and dressing) and during the day as required. To be physically fit and able to assist employer with moving and handling (using equipment where necessary such as a hoist - training will be provided) Have the ability to work long days as required, including occasional weekend work To be able to travel within Europe Hold a British or EU passport, pass security checks and a CRB check The work requires flexibility and sometimes being asked to work at short notice An interest in charity work, learning new skills and being part of a team Other Requirements UK driving licence preferable but not essential as I drive my own adapted vehicle Access to own vehicle preferred if candidate has their own vehicle to make transport to my home reliable (as opposed to using public transport) 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 Domestic - Helping with laundry, washing and drying Bed making Taking out rubbish General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Preparing drinks, snacks and meals. Tidying Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork Making tea for the employer's guests Personal Care: Washing and bathing Assistance with applying cream General hair/skin care Using the toilet Dressing and undressing Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets swimming pool/gym. Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat Social: Accompanying and assisting employer to travel to work place and provide support work during the day Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required Occasional longer journeys to attend business meetings as part of the employers work Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family 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.