Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Cover Personal Assistant DP4579a Job Title: Cover Personal Assistant Location: Chichester Hourly rate: £15 per hour for stand in shifts, mainly weekends. Reference: DP4579a Hours/shifts: Casual zero hours contract. Hours available to cover holiday and sickness – types of shifts to be discussed at interview, but good blocks of hours when available. Please note that you may be asked to cover shifts at short notice, so good availability is required. Summary I am a young man and I live in my own home with support. I have been diagnosed with learning difficulties. My parents live nearby and I visit them regularly. My main hobby is going out and about with my PA’s in the community, 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 a personal assistant to help me live independently, help with domestic duties and social activities. Other Requirements Must have a UK driving licence Must have access to own vehicle Other : Must be a non smoker 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 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 Support me to keep my garden tidy and clean as 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 40p 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. 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.