Job Title: Cover Personal Assistants
Location:   Burgess Hill       
Hourly rate: £15       
Reference:     DP1041        
Hours/shifts: Holiday cover required. Hours are flexible.
We are a married couple with disabilities and are both wheelchair bound.  We are friendly and approachable. We are looking to employ a Personal assistant(s) to cover holiday and sickness, so they can remain independent in their own home. Tasks will involve personal care, preparing meals, general domestic tasks including help with shopping and assisting to access the local community.
Other Requirements 
• Must have a UK driving licence- Preferable 
• Must have access to own vehicle- Preferable
• Other :  
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.
Typical duties
Domestic -        
Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish – separating rubbish & recycling
Light housework which may include cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing occasionally.
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Any other reasonable tasks
Personal Care:  
Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
When out in the community we may need support transferring when using the toilet.
Any other reasonable task
Support with going swimming-must be happy to accompany in the pool-from April 
Accompanying and assisting employers on shopping trips when required
Accompany employers when accessing social and leisure activities, such as going to a restaurant for lunch
Accompanying employers to doctors/hospital appointments when required, transferring onto dentist’s chair
Accompanying and assisting employers on occasional longer journeys eg to visit family members
Pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out. 
Any other reasonable task
Person specification
The successful applicant will be: (please add in/delete as applicable)    
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
Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
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.
Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives.