Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location:   Worthing         
Hourly rate:   £10.50 per hour     
Reference:     DP1508        
Hours/shifts: 14-16 hours per week Tuesday- Sunday 3.30pm-6.30pm initially, subject to arrangement.
I am looking for a personal assistant for my son who is non-verbal. He needs support with personal hygiene/feeding/clothing and care but he is mobile. This role will also include some social support and to provide constant supervision to ensure his safety at all times.

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 check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.
Typical duties
Domestic -     
General cleaning/Minor household maintenance
Personal Care:  
Washing and bathing/showering/drying hair
Supervision / assistance with bathing/showering
drying or styling hair
Assistance getting in and out of bath / shower
Assistance when applying cream/General hair / skin care
Using the toilet
Dressing & undressing / helping with buttons & fastenings
Help with dispensing tablets (medication)
Assistance with taking other medication
Helping with other aspects of personal care as required (i.e assisting getting changed at swimming pool).
Assistance at mealtimes: cutting up food / assistance to eat / drink
• Accompanying during social and leisure activities
• Accompanying during doctors / hospital appointments
• Accompanying and assisting when buying clothes (trying on clothes, lifting clothes from rails)
• Driving and accompanying to social events / activities
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
• 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
Full training is 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