Job Title: BSL qualified personal assistant

Job Reference: DP1272

Job Location: Horsham

Hours/shifts: Flexible weekly and weekend hours available. Minimum of 5 hours per week. Apply and the hours can be mutually agreed.

Hourly rate: £17 per hour

• I am a profoundly deaf young man who is dependent on British Sign Language as a way of communicating.
• I also have Asperger's which can make life very challenging for me and people around me.
•  I am looking for a reliable and confident PA who is qualified in British Sign Language to help me improve my English and Maths at home.  It would be helpful if you were skilled in these areas to help my son.
•  I especially require support with learning how to write and send a text message and with preparing for my driving theory test. 
• I also require support with any other task that will help me to retain my independence. 
•  You will also work alongside my other PA on occasions.

I am looking for a PA to support my son with improving his English and Maths, as well as support with text messages and passing his driving theory test.  The right person will be qualified in British Sign Language.

Typical Tasks will include

Supporting the client with improving their English and Maths
Supporting the client to learn how to write and send text messages
Supporting the client to pass their driving theory test

Person Specification
The successful applicant will be:
Be qualified in British Sign Language

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
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.