Cover Personal Assistant DP4579

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DP4579

Chichester

Part Time

£15.00 per hour

Summary

I am a nice kind young man and I live in my own home.  I have been diagnosed with learning difficulties.  My parents live nearby and I visit them regularly.  My main hobby is my computer but I also like going walking and going to the shops with support.  I like a quiet environment with a set routine and I do not present any challenging behaviour.

I am looking for bank personal assistant(s) to help me live independently, help with domestic duties and social activities.  Shifts are available on an as and when basis to help me cover when my PA’s are on holiday and sick.  Good availability is required. Some shifts are offered at short notice, so good availability is required. 

Hours/Shifts

Hours available to cover holiday and sickness – types of shifts to be discussed at interview.

A good range of availability is required 

Please note that you may be asked to cover shifts at short notice, so good availability is required 

Other Requirements

Must be comfortable with pets

Must have a UK driving licence

Must have access to own vehicle

All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check

Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

 

Description

About the employer:

I am a nice kind young man and I live in my own home. I have been diagnosed with learning difficulties.

My parents live nearby and I visit them regularly. My main hobby is my computer but I also like going walking and going to the shops with support. I like a quiet environment with a set routine and I do not present any challenging behaviour. 

Nature of the work:

The work is to provide support to the disabled employer to enable me to live independently. My PAs will assist me in developing my daily living skills.  

Typical duties

Domestic -    

Meals – helping me to plan my menus, shop, prepare meals, cook and wash up

Assist me to check my food is in date

Assisting me with general housework

Support me to manage my laundry

Prompt me to keep my garden tidy and clean if necessary. 

Any other task that is reasonable

Personal Care - 

Prompt me to ensure I dress appropriately  for the weather

Support me to take medication if and when I need to take it

Assist me to manage my levels of anxiety

Ensure my safety in the community as I have limited understanding of dangers, traffic, etc

Social:          

Drive me in your vehicle; mileage is paid at 35p per mile with me in your car. Your car will need to be in good condition and reliable.

Accompany me to places I visit e.g. shops, visiting my parents, walking, and going to the shops

Support me to plan my activities.

Support me in communicating with people in the community

Any other task that is reasonable

 

Person specification

The successful applicant will:

Be honest and trustworthy. 

Be reliable with very good time keeping.

Be able to understand the needs of a disabled person. 

Be able to follow instructions.

Be able to work on own initiative.

Be hygienic.

Be a confident driver with a full driving licence and your own vehicle.

Be cheerful and positive with a good sense of humour.

Be able to respect privacy and confidentiality.

Respect someone else’s home environment.

Like dogs

Be a non smoker

Be willing to be police checked (enhanced CRB). Please note that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining the position.

Be legally allowed to work in the UK.