Job Title: Personal Support Assistant
Location:  Littlehampton         
Hourly rate:  £10 per hour      
Reference:     DP5288        
Hours/shifts: 

Mon-Fri 9am-10am

Sat-Sun 10.30-11.30am


Summary 
I am a mum of 1 daughter, who is 10. I live with her and my husband. I like to be as independent as much as I can be, but struggle with many tasks, and sometimes need encouragement to do something myself.

Other Requirements 
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."   
• Must have a UK driving licence 
• 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 -      
Laundry: hanging out to dry, Ironing, putting away
Laundry: Loading and unloading the washing machine / tumble dryer / washing line
Changing bed linen / making the bed
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish
Personal Care:  
Washing and bathing/showering/drying hair
Supervision / assistance with bathing/showering
drying or styling hair
Assistance getting in and out of bath / shower
To be on call whilst person requiring support bathes / showers
Assistance when applying cream, General hair, skin care
Using the toilet
Dressing & undressing / helping with buttons & fastenings
Assistance with getting in / out of bed with hoist
Assistance at mealtimes: cutting up food / assistance to eat / drink
Assistance with physiotherapy exercises
Person specification
The successful applicant will be:   
• Female* due to personal care needs 
• 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.
Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives