Job Title: Female * Personal Assistant/Support Worker
Location: Crawley
Hourly rate: £11
Reference: LR6144
Hours/shifts: 16 hours worked over a 4 week period on Saturdays. Times and shifts by mutual agreement.

• I am a fun loving, caring and friendly 15 year old young lady and my mum will be your employer.
• I love arts and crafts and being outdoors and enjoy company.
• I am looking for a reliable and supportive PA to support me with accessing the community to build my confidence and independence as well as some assistance with my personal care.
• This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided

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.
• Hold a UK driving licence
• Access to own vehicle
• 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: 
• Supervise when using the toilet
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer’s daughter to get changed at swimming pool.
• Assisting with getting in and out of the wheelchair and pushing when needed. Wheelchair not used fulltime currently.
• Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat

• Accompanying and assisting employer’s daughter when accessing social and leisure activities, eg swimming park shopping etc
• Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.
• Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family
• The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out. Alternatively, I would use my walking stick.
• Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities
• Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out as and when required.

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.

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.