Direct Payments Working as a Personal Assistant Cover Personal and Social Assistant DP5822 Job Title: Cover Personal and Social AssistantLocation: Fishersgate Hourly Rate: £8.72 per hour increasing to £8.91 at new tax year Reference: DP5822 Hours/shifts: Cover hours of regular PA’s holiday and sickness. 8am-11am 7 days per week. Summary • I am a lovely gentleman with a great sense of humor.• I love a cuppa and a chat.• I mainly need support with my personal care due to severe mobility issues and pain e.g showering• I also need medication prompting at the times of day when medication is required (medication will be organised into a tablet dispenser)• I am looking for someone fun who can have a laugh with me. Other Requirements • Must be comfortable with pets (visiting only). All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical duties Domestic - General housework including loading my washing machine and tumble dryer.Vacuuming and dusting.Washing upPreparing drinks, snacks and meals.Making phone calls on my behalf when I am unable to do this. Personal Care: Assistance with showering, drying, hair washingAssistance with dressingHelp getting into and out of shower as required (this is a walk in shower).Assistance with applying cream Social: • Having a chat and a cup of tea. • Accompanying me in my car shopping or to a garden centre when I feel I can go out. Person specificationThe successful applicant will be: Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityReliable with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic, tidy minded and well organisedFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesPatience and possess excellent interpersonal skillsHonest and cheerfulAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to theseroles. Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.