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I am looking for personal care  for a woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Monday-Fridays:1.5 hours am (between 8/8.30-10am), 1 hour pm (between 5-7pm), times can be flexible. 3 hours per week Wednesday or Friday (times flexible). The occasional overnight care might be required. Job shares welcome.

Hourly pay rate:

£11.50 Self- Employed PA hourly rate: £14.90

Location:

Chichester, UK

Female Personal Assistant/Support Worker

NDS6612

The role will mainly involve supporting me with domestic tasks and some personal care. There may be times I need to get out to the shops or attend appointments, so having a car is important to this role. I need a PA who has a positive outlook, motivating and encouraging me to complete tasks and help me with my admin and paperwork. Training can be provided. Hopefully there will be fun and laughter along the way!

Duties include:

  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Looking after pets
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

Minor household maintenance e.g. changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing if required.
If I am having a bad morning, taking the dog for a walk.
Motivate and assist with completing paperwork, opening mail, form filling tasks, calendar dates. Metre readings and sending details to companies in a timely manner.
Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this.
Supervision and/or assistance with showering if having a bad day. Support with getting in and out of shower if needed
Towel drying legs and feet and drying hair with hair dryer.
Assistance with applying cream
Occasional assistance when required with dressing and undressing.
Accompanying and assisting me on shopping trips, visiting friends, going out to lunch and other social events.
Accompanying me to doctors/hospital appointments when required
Occasional longer journeys
Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the vets (this is not a necessity)
The above duties will involve driving me in your car, lifting a portable mobility scooter in/out of car. Taking apart and putting the mobility scooter together (training will be provided).
Assisting me with my hobbies i.e. baking and crafts

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

Previous experience (including life experience) of working with someone with chronic pain and bowel disease is preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common-sense approach to these roles and a willingness to learn.

Notes:

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

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. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9

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