Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Female Personal Support/ Care Assistant BRR5788 Job Title: Female Personal Support/Care AssistantLocation: Central Southwick, West Sussex Hourly rate: £10.00Reference: BRR5788 Hours/shifts: Usual hours will be: Monday 4.00pm-7.00pm Saturday 11.00am-2.00pmDays 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 weekOther 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 checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical dutiesDomestic - Preparing drinks as requiredPersonal Care: (please add in/delete as applicable)Assist the young girl to become more independent and improve her self esteemEncourage/explain the importance of personal hygiene To help her understand what is appropriate behaviour around othersBuild up a rapportAssist her to become more independent and improve her self esteemEducate her about ‘Stranger Danger’ and personal safety Social: Join in with activities such as drawing and writingAccompany her to access the local park Accompany her to access clubs and other activities she enjoysTo provide family with a few hours respite each weekTo carry out all tasks while ensuring the health & safety of the client and others. Person specificationThe successful applicant will be:Respectful of the employer’s/family’s privacy and confidentialityReliable with excellent time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic, tidy minded and well organisedFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesPatient and possess excellent interpersonal skillsHonest and cheerfulAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & SafetyThe 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.