Job Title: Female Personal Assistant
Location: Bognor Regis
Hourly rate: £10.00 per hour
Reference: DP5228
Hours/shifts: Hours between 07:15 and 19:15 Saturday and Sunday. Job share is available so please apply for any hours you can do within these times

• I am a Bubbly, cheeky 29 year old woman, with cerebral palsy looking for support, so I can be Independent and start doing things within my limits for myself.
• I know what I need; I just need support in completing the tasks.
• The role will involve helping me with all my personal care needs, completing household tasks, cooking and accompany me out and about.
• One weekend a month extra hours will be available on Saturday or Sunday 07:30am – 18:30

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must be happy to drive my adapted van
• 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

Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Correspondence e.g form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
Making phone calls on my behalf
Any other reasonable task

Personal Care:
Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
Hoisting getting into and out of bath/shower as required
• Assistance with applying cream
• General hair/skin care
• Hoisting onto and off the toilet
• Dressing and undressing
• Assistance with getting in and out of bed using a hoist
• Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting to get changed at swimming pool.
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Mealtimes e.g. preparing meals, mashing food and feeding
• Any other reasonable task

Accompanying and assisting on shopping trips when required
Accompany me when accessing social and leisure activities,
Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.
The above duties will involve driving me in my adapted Van

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
Female * due to personal care needs
Ideally you would enjoy cooking
Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
Reliable with good time-keeping
Able to both follow instructions
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