Job Title: Social and Domestic Assistant
Job Reference No  CZ6505
Job location:  Westerton, near Chichester
Hours/shifts:   Mon-Fri 9am – 10.30am
7.5 hour per week basis. Plus an additional 2/3 hrs each week flexible
Hourly 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 bad
Nature 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 away
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Tidying
Plus any other related tasks as required
Personal Care:   (please add in/delete as applicable)
Assistance with hair washing, towelling dry/drying hair
Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
To be on call when employer takes bath/shower
Dressing 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 required
Accompanying 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 place
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.
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 check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.