Job Title:  Personal Assistant/Carer
Location:  Crawley
Hourly rate:  £10.50 per hour
Reference: DP2143             
Hours/shifts: Thursday each week 9.15 – 3.00pm
This temporary position may well become permanent
• I am looking for a carer for my 25 year old son.  He has Angelman Syndrome, a neurogenetic disorder characterised by lack of expressive or receptive language skills and a very happy disposition.  He is unable to walk independently and uses a wheelchair but can weight-bear and enjoys either being out and about or simply out of his wheelchair.  He has epilepsy but this is very well controlled and he has been happily seizure free for a number of years. 
• He currently attends day care centres each day throughout the week which are a short distance from his home.  I am looking for a carer to meet him at his day care facility in Crawley and provide one-to-one care for him throughout the day, including feeding him lunch, undertaking personal care and ensuring he is kept happy and well-occupied. 
Other Requirements (please edit as appropriate)
• Access to own vehicle and UK driving licence would be advantageous but not essential
• Other :  
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.
Typical duties
Domestic -      
Preparing drinks
Warming meals provided
Personal Care -
• Using a hoist to access equipment (ie, a trike) at the centre
• Assistance to use the toilet
• Dressing and undressing in order to use the toilet
• Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
Social -   
• Assistance to access social and leisure activities
• Accompanying on trips out
• Pushing wheelchair when out
 Person specification
The successful applicant will be:    
• 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
• Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest and cheerful
• Creative
• 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
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.