Job Title:   Female Personal Support/Care Assistant
Location:  Central Southwick, West Sussex        
Hourly rate:  £10.00
Reference: BRR5788             
Hours/shifts:    Usual hours will be: Monday 4.00pm-7.00pm
                                                      Saturday 11.00am-2.00pm
Days and hours may occasionally change by agreement. 
Summary
• Female/Personal Support Assistant required for a 16 year old girl
• Build up a rapport with the young girl
• Join in with activities that she enjoys e.g. going to park, clubs, drawing, writing
• Encourage/assist her to become more independent and improve her life skills and self esteem e.g. personal safety, appropriate behaviour around others
• Encourage and explain the importance of personal hygiene
• To provide family with a few hours respite each week
Other Requirements (please edit as appropriate)
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
 
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 -        
Preparing drinks as required
Personal Care:  (please add in/delete as applicable)
Assist the young girl to become more independent and improve her self esteem
Encourage/explain the importance of personal hygiene
To help her understand what is appropriate behaviour around others
Build up a rapport
Assist her to become more independent and improve her self esteem
Educate her about ‘Stranger Danger’ and personal safety
Social:       
Join in with activities such as drawing and writing
Accompany her to access the local park
Accompany her to access clubs and other activities she enjoys
To provide family with a few hours respite each week
To carry out all tasks while ensuring the health & safety of the client and others.
 Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
Respectful of the employer’s/family’s privacy and confidentiality
Reliable with excellent 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
Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
Honest and cheerful
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
The ability to speak Mandarin would be an advantage but this is not essential.
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.