Personal Assistant/ Support Worker

Ref: DP3282

Location: Worthing

Details

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:

One day at the weekend 11am - 5pm.

Hourly pay rate:

£12 per hour

I am looking for a female personal assistant to support my day to day living. 

I'm an independent woman who needs someone to use their own initiative to work alongside me to make my life easier, so I feel like a normal person (not someone disabled) 

I would like someone with a cheerful disposition who is open minded. 

 

Duties include:

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

Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
General hair/skin care
Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym.
Physiotherapy exercises
Support with parenting
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.
Occasional longer journeys
Driving and accompanying to social events such as:
Cinema
University
Evening meetings
Accompanying on trips out e.g. to take photographs at the beach or in the woods or, visiting friends.
Accompanying on trips out eg to the garden centre, beach, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events, attending therapies and disability group
Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family
The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA's car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, if needed.
Whilst on duty at the employer's home watching TV and assisting with craft activities

Candidate qualities:

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

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