Location:  Bognor Regis (candidate ideally local to customer)      

Hourly rate: £8 per hour  + mileage allowances for appointments     

Reference: DP3024            

Hours/shifts: 17 hours per week minimum. Must be flexible. Generally 2 hours per day. Monday – Friday more than 1 visit per day. Other ad-hoc hours available as required and mutually agreed with employer/employee.

 

Purpose of the Post:

The PA will support the employer to enable her to live independently in her own home. The work involves providing assistance with personal care, cleaning and domestic tasks, meal preparation. The PA will report directly to the employer. The PA will ensure the employer’s safety at all times. Employee must be willing to help with care of cats.  Pay & Allowances: £8.00 per hour + mileage allowance for appointments. Contract of employment and 4.8 weeks paid leave as provided.

 

About the Employer:

I am a 60 year old woman living on my own at home. My mobility is severely impaired and so I need a lot of assistance in my day to day living. I have short term memory problems and suffer with severe anxiety. I enjoy being with my cats and reading or watching television.  

Other Requirements

  • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
  • 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.

 

Domestic:       

Meal preparation (main meal eaten at 12pm)

Cleaning all areas of home to include vacuuming, dusting, cleaning work surfaces and washing floor

Making bed

Washing and ironing clothes and linen

Light gardening duties

Assisting with any other reasonable domestic tasks as required

 

Personal Care: 

Helping employer maintain a good level of personal care

Assisting with showering and washing

Assisting with hair washing

Assisting with drying

Assisting with dressing

Assisting with drying hair

Assisting with any other reasonable personal care tasks as required

Assist with cats if necessary

 

Other:

Providing moral support and company

Ensuring employer maintains a good diet

Ensuring employer’s safety at all times

Assisting with taking medication

Driving employer to and accompanying on appointments, and shopping trips as required

Person specification

It is important that the suitable applicant should have common sense, be reliable, trustworthy and respectful of confidentiality. You will be down to earth, easy going, empathic (not sympathetic), supportive and friendly. Most of all you will be patient.

 

You should be able to perform all tasks on the job description with guidance where appropriate.

The successful applicant will be:     

  • Female only
  • Be a car owner/driver (when you are asked to drive as part of your job a mileage allowance will be paid)
  • Be a cat lover
  • Be able to understand the needs of a disabled person
  • Be able to follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Be punctual and flexible
  • Be able to refrain from smoking at work – non- smoker preferred
  • Be patient

Please note from the list above that experience is not essential. Most aspects of the job can be learned.

All successful applicants must be willing to undergo enhanced checks by the Criminal Records Bureau.

Reliability

It is vital that you attend shifts punctually and commit to the times agreed. Should you be ill, the employer/employee needs as much notice as possible that you will be unable to work, so as to make the necessary arrangements to cover your shift. Annual leave must be made at least two weeks in advance.