Job Title: Female Personal Assistant
Location: Chichester
Hourly rate: £10.00+ per hour – depending on experience
Reference: DP5228
Hours/shifts: 15 hours per week. Could vary.

• I am a young adult 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 accompanying me out and about.
• I use my IPad using excel, numbers and pages.
• An ideal candidate would be someone highly organised with a methodical approach with an understanding of Cerebral Palsy (though this is not essential).
• There is use of a hoist for this role but full training will be given

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
• And 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

Personal Care:
• Mealtimes e.g. mashing food and feeding
• Support with using the toilet when out and about
• Any other reasonable task

Accompanying and assisting on shopping trips when required
Accompany me when accessing social and leisure activities e.g. Cinema and meals out
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
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