Female Support Worker/ Personal Care Assistant

Ref: DP1856

Location: Angmering

Details

I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

Wednesday 9am-5pm to work on a 2:1 basis. Thursday + Fridays 9am-5pm school holidays.

Hourly pay rate:

£15.50 per hour

I am looking for a PA to support my 27 year old daughter with profound and multiple learning difficulties, epilepsy and dysphasia. The role is to facilitate my daughter to access activities such as the gym, spa, drama, art, cooking, swimming, rebound, music, games and other seasonal activities.

The main focus is for my daughter to have a great day whilst incorporating stimulating activities and meeting her physical needs, whether this be at Chailey or occasionally in the community as required.

My daughter is usually a happy, bubbly young lady with a strong personality. She is non-verbal but has her own ways of communicating. She thrives on a lively environment and equally enjoys a bit of down time. The suitable PA should be willing to have fun with my daughter. This could include singing songs, playing games, reading stories and just making her smile and laugh. She is a wheelchair user but we encourage weight bearing, assisted walking and standing transfers wherever possible. Full training will be provided in all aspects of the job.

Duties include:

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

  • To accompany/drive my daughter to Chailey Heritage HUB & LSC (Leisure & Skills Centre) in her own large wheelchair accessible vehicle, with another PA.

Other personal care tasks:

  • Able to change incontinence pads
  • Assistance with applying cream
  • Transfers using a hoist
  • Administer medication
  • Showering on a changing bed after Spa and Swim sessions.

 

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
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Must have a UK driving license and be willing to drive our wheelchair accessible vehicle

Additional requirements

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

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