Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Angmering
Hourly rate: negotiable, £12.50 starting rate.
Reference: CZ2488
Hours/shifts: 6 hours a week split over two days


Summary 
• Are you a team player who is also able to work on their own initiative?
• I am looking for a reliable and adaptable person to provide some practical support around my house
• I also require psychological and social support around developing independence at home and outside
• You will need to be able to work within routines and objectives as required
• Experience of working with mental health issues and autistic spectrum disorder would be an asset but not essential
• Salary is negotiable depending on experience but starting from £12.50 an hour
• Days and time can be flexible to suit


Other Requirements 
Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle
• 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.


Description


Typical duties
Shopping locally with awareness of food allergies and directed by client
General housework and laundry as required
Meal preparation
Liaison with other team members and medical staff as directed and necessary
Psychological and social support around developing independence in the home and outside
Working within routines, objectives and guidelines devised by team manager and client
Developing relationship with client, using encouragement, support and understanding of the presenting problems

Person specification
The successful applicant will: 
Be a team player able to adapt to multiple roles when required.
Be able to present a confident demeanour in social situations.
Be used to working autonomously, with a team and with the client

Have enhanced communication skills, both in conversation, and written word.
Be competent with non verbal communication to assess client mood/motivation on a day to day basis to determine ability of client coping versus needing to be 'cared for'/reassured
Be comfortable with texting and email etc as main means of communication

Have patience and compassion with a flexible approach
Have experience in health and/or caring desirable.
Have knowledge of mental health issues and autistic spectrum disorder an asset but not essential
Be willing to attend training as necessary
Be able to drive and have own car
Be local preferably but not essential.
Be clean, with good hygiene awareness due to implications of OCD when working face to face
• Be legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
Be able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety
Be respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
• Be reliable with good time-keeping
• Be fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
• This is a new role so the tasks detailed above are not exhaustive. Full orientation will be provided.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives