Job Title: Personal support assistant
Location:      Southampton      
Hourly rate:  £9 hour weekdays. £10 at weekends
Reference: DP2386           
Hours/shifts: 1.5 in morning, 1 hour lunch, 1.5 tea time, 1 hour for bed, 7 days a week. Flexible
Summary
Great opportunity to work for a young disabled man with cerebral palsy at university. Personal care is part of the role but care experience is not required, as guidance is given. Also support with medication. The workplace will be in halls of residence and the university.

Other Requirements
• Other :  
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 -       
Cleaning the shower
Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.

Personal Care: 
• Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
• Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
• Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
• To be on call when employer takes bath
• General hair/skin care
• Using the toilet –help with pulling trousers up and transferring.
• Dressing and undressing-help with socks and shoes
• Getting into bed
• Help with dispensing tablets 
• Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat

Social:       
• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities

 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.