Job Title: *Female Personal Assistant
Location:  Bognor Regis 
Hourly rate: £8.50 per hour   
Reference: DP3024            
Hours/shifts: Monday to Friday 10 hours per week. Employer is flexible. Other hours available
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  
• UK driving License preferred but not essential

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.
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 specification
It 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
• 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.