Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant DP5618 Job Title: Personal Assistant Location: Burgess Hill Hourly rate: £10 per hour, rounded up to the nearest half hour. Sleepovers will be based on the minimum wage for your age Reference: DP5618 Hours/shifts: After School, weekends, school holidays & some sleepovers 11pm – 7am Summary: We are looking to employ personal assistants to provide support for our 15 year son He is an intelligent, person with a good sense of humour, and has autism, some challenging behaviour and moderate learning difficulties. To give him opportunities to develop a buddy type relationship with people who can spend time with him on a one-to-one basis in the family home and/or out in the community, whilst at the same time giving adoptive parents much needed respite from his care needs. Other Requirements 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 - Organising a takeaway or cooking with my son to make his and your dinner Supporting him to get to bed at a reasonable hour. Social: Below is a list of activates our son likes to do, please apply if any of these activities suit you, as we are looking to build up a team of 4 PA’s all of which will bring their own strengths Some of the activities that he enjoys includes, playing Xbox games, swimming, cinema, visiting places of interest, going to the beach, shopping, going out for lunch. He really enjoys outside activities like fishing, camping and we are open to all ideas. There may also be specific support and social gathering/ activities, for example, if we have family gathering, which he usually struggles with, to come along for a while supporting him to do the socially polite bit and then take him somewhere fun. If it is possible we would like PA to encourage him to do new and different things, particularly PA’s own interests. To support him to develop his own independence by doing things for himself with reassurance and appropriate guidelines. To develop his own network of friends. Would benefit from knowing how much things cost, being able to order food in a restaurant and be able to deal with the unexpected To be being polite and reframe from saying inappropriate things. Person specification The successful applicant will be: To be a positive role model and to be understanding and patient Reliable, trustworthy and punctual Has a good sense of humour It will be essential that you can drive and have your own car. PA should be able to take initiative and think for themselves. Respect his parents’ wishes and opinions. Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.