Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant BSL Qualified Support Worker DP1272 Location: Horsham / Hourly rate: £17 / Reference: DP1272 Summary I am a profoundly deaf young man who is dependent on British Sign Language as a way of communicating. I also have Aspergers 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 me. 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. Hours/Shifts Flexible weekly and weekend hours Apply and the hours can be mutually agreed. Other Requirements Must have a UK driving licence Must have access to own vehicle Other : British Sign Language essential 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 Typical duties 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 Creative 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.