Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Social and Domestic Assistant CZ6505 Job Title: Social and Domestic AssistantJob Reference No CZ6505Job location: Westerton, near ChichesterHours/shifts: Mon-Fri 9am – 10.30am 7.5 hour per week basis. Plus an additional 2/3 hrs each week flexibleHourly Rate: £12.00 per hour Social & Domestic Support Assistant required• Employer has Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoporosis which causes pain and affects her mobility. This condition also restricts the employers ability to carry out many daily living tasks• Employer is easy going and kind natured• Employer lives in her own home with her three children aged 16, 17 & 19 and an elderly cat• She also has two small pet parrots that live in a cage in the corner of the sitting room• Assistance is required to access the local community and attend social activities• Support will also be required with general housework and occasional personal assistance such as hair washing, brushing, assistance with dressing/undressing, getting in and out of the bath• Assistance to prepare meals and snacks to ensure employer maintains a balanced diet• Employer can drive her own vehicle when she is not in too much pain• Requires support to push wheelchair when pain is badNature of the Work Assist the client to access the local community, assist with domestic tasks within the home and assist with personal tasks as required. Typical Tasks will include Domestic - Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting awayChanging bed linenBed makingGeneral cleaningTaking out rubbishGeneral housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.Tidying Plus any other related tasks as requiredPersonal Care: (please add in/delete as applicable)Assistance with hair washing, towelling dry/drying hairHelp getting into and out of bath/shower as requiredTo be on call when employer takes bath/showerDressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings Plus any other related tasks as required Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when requiredAccompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out. Must be willing to occasionally drive client in your own car in return for 35p per mile mileage. Plus any other related tasks as required Person Specification -The successful applicant will be: Female* due to personal care needs Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the work placeRespectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityReliable with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic, tidy minded and well organisedFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesPatience and possess excellent interpersonal skillsHonest and cheerfulCreativeAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble 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. Requirements • Female *Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies • Must be comfortable with pets Client has two small but friendly Parrots and a cat.• Must be happy to work in a smoking environment • Must have a UK driving licence • Must have access to own vehicle • Other : All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.