Direct Payments Working as a Personal Assistant Female Personal Assistant DP3024 Job Title: *Female Personal AssistantLocation: Bognor Regis Hourly rate: £9 per hour Reference: DP3024 Hours/shifts: Bank staff to cover holiday and sickness particularly mornings. The PA will support the employer to enable her to live independently in her own home. The work involves providing assistance with personal care, meal preparation cleaning and other light domestic tasks. The PA will report directly to the employer. The PA will ensure the employer’s safety at all times. Employee must be willing to help with care of cats. Contract of employment and 5.6 weeks paid leave is provided. About the Employer:I am a 61 year old woman living on my own at home. I am a quiet and shy until I get to know you. My mobility is severely impaired and so I need a lot of assistance in my day to day living. I have short term memory problems and suffer with severe anxiety. I enjoy being with my cats and reading or watching television. Other Requirements • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." • Must be comfortable with pets • Full driving license essentialAll 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. Domestic: Meal preparation (main meal eaten at 12pm) Cleaning all areas of home to include vacuuming, dusting, cleaning work surfaces and washing floor Making bed Washing and ironing clothes and linen Assisting with any other reasonable domestic tasks as required Personal Care: Helping employer maintain a good level of personal care Help transferring to the shower/bath and help with dressing/undressing Assisting with any other reasonable personal care tasks as required Assist with cats if necessary Other: Providing moral support and company Ensuring employer maintains a good diet Ensuring employer’s safety at all times Assisting with taking medication Person specificationIt is important that the suitable applicant should have common sense, a sense of humour, be reliable, trustworthy and respectful of confidentiality. You will be down to earth, easy going, empathic (not sympathetic), supportive and friendly. Most of all you will be patient. You should be able to perform all tasks on the job description with guidance where appropriate. The successful applicant will be: • Female only • Be a cat lover• Be able to understand my needs due to anxiety• Be able to follow instructions and work on own initiative• Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality• Be punctual and flexible• Must be a non- smoker for medical reasons• Be patient Please note from the list above that experience is not essential. Most aspects of the job can be learned. All successful applicants must be willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check. Reliability It is vital that you attend shifts punctually and commit to the times agreed. However, the employer is flexible with these times. Should you be ill, the employer/employee needs as much notice as possible that you will be unable to work, so as to make the necessary arrangements to cover your shift. Annual leave must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.