Job Title: Female* Personal Assistant
Location: Near Arundel           
Hourly rate:  £10.00 
Reference:    VC6800a
1 x 3 hour shift between the hours of 19.00-22.30pm on a Monday weekly and a Thursday once a month
2 x weekend shifts of 5-6 day time hours per month (as mutually agreed) - Job Share considered

I am a lady who is Spinal Cord injured with tetraplegia and who uses a wheelchair

I need someone to support me in my home whilst my husband is out, mainly to ensure my safety and to be on hand should I need support or assistance.  

You should be reliable, patient, empathic and respectful of my dignity and privacy

Other Requirements
• *"Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."  
• Must be comfortable my dog.
 Access to own car essential

All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
Successful applicants will be entitled to 5.6 weeks paid Holiday per year (pro rata) and will be issued employment contracts.

Typical duties
Ensuring my safety at all times
Sitting with me whilst my husband is out

Occasionally preparing drinks and snacks

Personal Care: 
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Assistance with hoisting e.g. in to bed
• Assistance with dressing and undressing
• Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Female * due to personal care needs 
• Comfortable around my dog
• 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
• Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• 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