Job Title: Female Personal Assistant/Support Worker(s)
Location: Crawley
Hourly rate: £9.30
Reference: LR6530
Hours/shifts: 1.5 hours per week term time +
10 hours per week for school holidays (14 weeks)

Summary


• I am looking for a kind and compassionate PA to engage with my active 5 year old daughter, who has autism and epilepsy in various activities in the community.
• Also to act as an extra pair of hands on family days out, keeping her safe.
• My daughter enjoys going to the park, swimming and soft play.
• During term time my daughter will need collecting from school in Ifield, car driver preferred.
Applications considered on a job share basis .
Experience preferred particularly epilepsy awareness and medication administration but not essential as training will be given.
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 -
Occasional food preparation

Personal Care:
• Assisting with toileting including nappy changing
• Assisting with getting dressed eg for swimming
• Administration of emergency epilepsy medication. (Training required)


Social:
• Collect my daughter from school during term time, engage her in an activity before returning her home.
• Accompanying my daughter when accessing social and leisure activities, such as trips to the park and swimming.
• The above duties will involve driving my daughter in the PAs car and taking and using her buggy.
• Some duties may involve the use of public transport, taking and using a buggy.
• Accompanying my family on days out to eg theme park or swimming, acting as an extra pair of hands.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Female * due to personal care needs
• Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the work place
• 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.