Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female Personal Assistant DP5891 Job Reference No LR5891Job Title: Female Personal AssistantJob location: Pound Hill CrawleyHours/shifts: 3-4 hours per week term time, 4 hours a week during holidayHourly Rate: £9.25 £13 per hour when supporting both young adults Requirements: *Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies Must be comfortable with pets Must have a UK driving licence Must have access to own vehicle Other : All 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. Summary: I am a mother to my 17 year old son who has Down’s Syndrome. He is very easy going , friendly and enjoys many different activities including swimming, bowling and theme parks. I am looking for a patient and reliable PA to help him access the community and increase his independence, by taking him to various activities and to after school club. My son has communication difficulties and uses Makaton signing to aid his communication, but can still be difficult to understand, also hindered by hearing problems. He can make decisions when given two options, but will be overwhelmed with too much choice. My son has special dietary : gluten and wheat free with reduced sugar and no sweeteners. You will also be required to work with my daughter and her Personal Care needs so will require a female *Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies Experience preferred but not essential as full training will be given. Also support at home with letters and pronunciationMileage paid at 45p per mile driver preferred Typical Tasks will includePersonal Care: Helping with aspects of personal care as required. For example on the odd occasion that he is incontinent assisting him to change his clothes. Social: Accompanying my son when accessing social and leisure activities, including swimming, bowling and going to theme parks.The above duties will preferably involve driving the employer in the PA’s car. Keeping my son safe when out and about and helping him to remember about stranger danger and the green cross code.Supervising and supporting my son’s interaction with others so it is safe and enjoyable and help him to be aware of his and others personal space. Person Specification Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityReliable with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic, tidy minded and well organisedFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesPatience and possess excellent interpersonal skillsHonest and cheerfulCreativeAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.