Location: Durrington / Hourly rate: £8.50 / Reference: DP1420a

Summary

Looking for a personal assistant to provide general support for a 21 year old young lady with high functioning autism and epilepsy. Support would include accompanying with going out, general household tasks such as cooking and helping with new ideas/ decision making. Experience is not essential, just a kind and caring nature for a lovely and sensitive young lady. P.S a great sense of humour is helpful. 

Hours/Shifts

20 hours a week

Monday, Tues, Thurs, Friday 2pm – 6pm

Although days/hours can vary and are best flexible 

Other Requirements

*Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies

Must be comfortable with pets

Must have a UK driving licence

Must have access to own vehicle

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 - 

  • Helping to learn to cook meals.
  • Assisting with General housework.
  • Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork.
  • Making phone calls on my behalf.

Personal Care -

  • No Personal Care Required

Social:             

  • Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips and leisure activities when required
  • Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
  • Occasional longer journeys
  • Accompanying on trips out. 
  • Driving and accompanying to social events.
  • Accompanying to social meetings eg friends
  • The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car. 

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • Ability to complete Admin Tasks
  • Provide and follow Structure in daily life
  • 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
  • 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