Job Title:  Female Personal Assistant/Support Worker

Location:    Lindfield 

Hourly rate: £10.00 per hour

Reference:  DP6379       

Hours/shifts:  18 hours per week

Monday –  Friday  afternoons

 average 3.5 hours a day

days and times to be mutually agreed

Job share available

 Summary
• I am looking for a reliable, lively and sociable  PA  to support me a woman in my forties, with daily living. Some personal care and light domestic tasks.
• Supporting me in the community to enable me to enjoy my various interests including  art, crafts, books, fashion and visiting places of interest.
• I also require someone to accompany me to the swimming pool.

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."  
• Must be comfortable with pets 
• Car driver with  UK driving licence desirable. 
  
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.
Description
Typical duties
Domestic -       
• Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
• Helping with laundry, washing and drying
• Loading and unloading the washing machine
• Loading and unloading airer
• Changing bed linen
• Bed making
• General cleaning
• Taking out rubbish
• General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
• Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
• Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
• Shopping
• Tidying
• Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
• Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this
• Making tea for the employer's guests
Personal Care: 
• Being on hand when employer takes a shower.
• Help getting into and out of shower as required
• Help with dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Help with dispensing tablets.
• Assistance with medication i.e. helping take tablets from packets.
Social:     
• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, such as visits to family
• Driving and accompanying on trips out eg to the garden centre, beach, cinema, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events.
• Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family
• Accompany employer to the swimming pool.
• The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car.
 
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 and work on own initiative
• Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
• Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
• Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest and cheerful
• Creative
• 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.