Job Title: PA
Location: Horsham
Hourly rate: £9.30
Reference: JL5912
Hours/shifts: 5.5 hours a week (times and days to be arranged)
Summary

Wanted! A PA to help me with everyday tasks.

I am a 48 year old female sex/bodied agender person (they/them/their pronouns, neither male or female gender) with Multiple Scierosis, Asperger’s, chemical sensitivities, food intolerances & chronic migraines.
The majority of the role will be to organise me & remind me of everyday routine tasks & help with my correspondence. I need someone who can prepare (and batch cook for the fridge / freezer) nutritional meals, shop for me on occasions and let me know if anything is running low for my tesco online delivery. The role will include driving and accompanying me to hospital / doctor appointments as well as other trips out.

Other Requirements
Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
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 -
Assistance with laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away and reminding me when these need doing by checking the linen basket in bedroom one.
Check if items can be tumbled before tumble drying anything.
Reminding me to do basic household chores.
Reminding me and helping me with about minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing.
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Shopping.
Tidying & reminding me to tidy.
Correspondence e.g. reminding me to open post, filing, reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork.
Making phone calls on my behalf .
Making tea for my guests.
Scooping the cat litter tray every visit. Changing the litter tray completely once per week. Once per month (or every four weeks?) disinfect the empty litter tray and refill it.
Make sure the cat water bowl is full.
Reminding me and helping with changing bed linen every four weeks.
Any wiping down that needs doing e.g. kitchen and bathroom mirror.
Take recycling down to the refuse store as needed.

Personal Care:
Assistance with applying creams/lotions.
Cutting toenails after soaking feet.
Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed in swimming pool/gym.
Physiotherapy exercises on occasions.


Social:
Accompanying, driving and assisting me on shopping trips and to appointments when required.
Accompanying me when accessing social and leisure activities, such as the gym or the library.
Accompanying me & driving me to doctors/hospital appointments when required.
Occasional longer journeys.
Accompanying me & driving me on trips out e.g. to the Knit & Natter club at the library.
The above duties will involve driving me in your car for which mileage will be reimbursed and lifting my rollator / ‘walker’ in & out.


The successful applicant will be:

Female * due to personal care needs
Comfortable working around pets
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
• 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.