Personal Assistant DP1041b Job Title: Personal AssistantLocation: Burgess Hill Hourly rate: £15Reference: DP1041b Hours/shifts: Fixed term post to cover maternity leave from November 2021. 4 hours per day Monday to Thursday, Friday 3 hours. Mornings 9-11 when needed. Summary • Young Married Couple looking to employ a personal assistant so they can remain independent in their own home.• Tasks will involve Personal Care, Preparing Meals, General domestic tasks including help with shopping and accessing the local community. Other Requirements • 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 checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical duties Domestic:Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting awayChanging bed linenBed makingGeneral cleaningTaking out rubbish – separating rubbish & recyclingLight housework which may include cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing occasionally.Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.ShoppingTidyingAny other reasonable tasksPersonal care: Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eatWhen out in the community we may need support transferring when using the toilet.Any other reasonable tasksSocial: Support with going swimming-must be happy to accompany in the poolAccompanying and assisting employers on shopping trips when requiredAccompany employers when accessing social and leisure activities, such as going to a restaurant for lunchAccompanying employers to doctors/hospital appointments when required, transferring onto dentist’s chairAccompanying and assisting employers on occasional longer journeys eg to visit family membersPushing the employer’s wheelchair when out. Any other reasonable task Person specificationThe 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 Patience 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. 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.