Personal Care Assistant Job ref: JY/LK | Permanent | Southampton SO31 | Hourly Rate £9.95 | Closing Date: 31st Dec. Job Overview: Would you be interested in joining a team of enthusiastic carers to support a young man with a spinal cord injury, he is easy going, with a great sense of humour and has a wide range of interests to live as independently as possible? The role may require you to participate in a flexible roster system, which may include ‘sleep-in’ duties to provide core operational cover as part of a team Hours: Various: Long shift - 13 hours / short shift 6.5 hours Hourly rate: £9.95 per hour / Sleeping night rate ( 7 hr shift ) £7.83 Main Duties: • Mobility - help transfer to and from bed/wheelchair/shower chair, using a hoist. • Positioning - help with getting me into the correct position in wheelchairs/bed.• Bathroom - help with showering, cleaning teeth, all aspects of personal care. • Eating/Drinking - full assistance with preparing and feeding, washing/tidying after feeding. • Exercise - help with physiotherapy exercises/stretches, assistance with standing equipment and exercise bike • Skin Care - applying creams/lotions, dressings, pressure sore prevention/treatment • Domestic Tasks - general cleaning/tidying/washing - food/hygiene/preparation - making/changing bed - setting up personal equipment (phone/computer) - help with pet care (feeding, walking, grooming) • Community Living Tasks - shopping/assisting me with shopping - collection of prescriptions - drive/escort me to appointments/therapy sessions/social outings etc - assist me in/out of car Ideal Candidate:• A very positive, caring, enthusiastic and friendly person.• A flexible approach is vital• Someone who is able to listen and carry out precise & accurate instructions • Ability to use initiative • An understanding of the importance of preserving dignity and independence in our working relationship• Be prepared to arrive at the agreed time, ready to work• Have sense of pride in the service you are providing Essential Criteria:Type of experience required: previous care experience preferred but not essential This role would require an Enhanced DBS check (paid by employer) and must be eligible to work in UK. Apply To apply please email your CV with a covering letter, including the job reference to [email protected] As part of our Information Advice and Guidance Service, Enham Trust supports disabled people to employ their own staff. This vacancy is not a role within Enham Trust but an excellent opportunity to work directly for one of our customers.