Personal Assistant/ Carer

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We are currently recruiting for a Personal Assistant for a male disabled client in Southampton, who is an Undergraduate student at Southampton Solent University.

Start: A.S.A.P

Salary: £9.00 per hour weekday, £10 per hour weekends (Various shifts are available)

Personal statement from our client:
Our client is physically disabled with Cerebral Palsy. He has a vacancy for a personal assistant/ student support worker to join his team. He is also an athlete in the Paralympic sport of Boccia, competing at National level.
This job would be suitable for a fellow student or for someone looking for part time hours.

The job:

Personal Care:
Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
To be on call when employer takes bath
General hair/skin care
Using the toilet, assisting with pulling trousers up and transferring.
Dressing and undressing-help with socks and shoes
Getting into bed
Help with dispensing tablets
Assisting our client to take liquid-based medication
Getting in and out of the wheelchair (‘transferring’)
Assisting with cooking, washing and ironing
Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat

Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities

Person specification

The successful applicant will be:
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
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

Star Support For You is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Therefore, all applicants must be willing to undergo the appropriate screening, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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