Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Littlehampton
Hourly rate: up to £15
Reference: DP1879
Hours/shifts: 5 hours every Saturday and 07-7:30 am – 17:30 every day during the school holidays (except for Christmas) – Job Share available, please apply if you can do any of the above shifts.

Summary
• We are a family looking for a Personal assistant, to support our 15 year old son who has a developmental delay.
• He loves music and spends a good deal of time playing on a Samsung tablet using YouTube. He also likes certain DVDs, TV programs and music CDs (which he will ask to be changed a lot). He LOVES trains and likes to be taken outside as much as possible
• The role will involve supporting him with all his needs and helping with suggestions and ideas for events during the day.

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.

Description
Typical duties

Domestic :
General housework, Tidying up
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Any other reasonable task

Personal Care: 
Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
To be on call when employer takes bath
Assistance with applying cream
General hair/skin care
Using the toilet
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
Any other reasonable tasks

Social:
Accompany and supporting my son when accessing social and leisure activities
Any other reasonable task

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
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