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I am looking for personal care  for a woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

33 hours a week, rolling 2 week rota, week 1: Mon, Tues, Sat & Sun, Week 2: Mon, Tues, Wed, Sun and each shift is 7.45am-4pm. Open to this being one pa at 33hrs a week and or a job share of between 2/3 PA’s.

Hourly pay rate:

Wage starting at £14.25 rising to £15 after successful probationary period

Location:

Worthing, UK

Personal Assistant

DP904

I am lively and young minded with lots of varied interests, particularly in the arts and culture.

Your support will be very much appreciated and valued. I hope you will find this role very rewarding to see how your assistance benefits my life.

I look forward to hearing from you and can offer the following:

  • Competitive rates of pay with enhanced weekend and bank holiday rates
  • Holiday pay
  • Government pension
  • Supportive, friendly team
  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Full training in all aspects of my care needs

Duties include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

Due to the nature of my condition my personal care requirements are quite detailed.
Full training will be given in all aspects
I wear an extensive plastic body brace at all times and am unable to come out of it. This means I cannot bend or sit down so have to be washed within my body brace, lying down on my bed. I am able to wash my hands, face and brush my teeth but you will have to be comfortable with all other aspects of personal care.
Tasks will include:
Daily bed bath
Daily dressing and undressing.
Daily hair wash, dried and styled.
Assistance with toileting and all other reasonable personal needs.
Daily bed time routine.
Assistance to get up out of bed to use my female urinal, when I am unwell.
Regular re-filling of hot water bottles and adjusting or changing clothes and bedding.
Checking that I am comfortable within my brace and making any necessary adjustments.
You will need to learn my medicine timetable and administer medications and record it when this is necessary. Full training will be given.
Foot care
Monitoring pressure sores caused by the brace.
Reporting on the condition of my brace.
First aid in case of falls or accidents.
Coping with any accidents or illness

Helping me to access the local community.
Driving me to and from appointments, shops, visits to friends and family etc
Accompanying me and assisting me as appropriate on trips out.
Assisting me to continue and further my interests.

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • 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
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

UK Driving License and access to own vehicle is an advantage but not essential
Passionate about providing person-centred care
sensitive and willing to learn.
Adaptable
Composed
Non-judgemental
Reliable

Notes:

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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