Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Felpham
Hourly rate: £12
Reference: DP2302
Hours/shifts: Various short shifts available, Tuesday & Thursday Evening. Also, some weekend hours available and bank staff vacancies to cover staff holiday especially the upcoming school holiday. You can apply stating which hours you are available for.

• I am a Felpham based mum of two teenagers
• Seeking a Personal Assistant to support me with my personal care and all aspects of running a home.
• Discretion is really important to me as is a cheerful disposition.

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.

•Ideal to have a UK driving licence, 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.

Description
Typical duties

Domestic:
Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Helping with laundry, washing, and drying
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning, dusting, and vacuuming.
Minor household maintenance e.g. changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
Preparing drinks, snacks, and meals.
Shopping
Maintenance of small garden, perhaps half an hour a week
Assist with grooming cats (training provided) – employer would help
Tidying
Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this
Making tea for the employer's guests
Any other reasonable task

Personal Care:
• 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 into bed
• Any other reasonable task

Social:

  • Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
  • Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities
  • Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
  • Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.
  • Occasional longer journeys
  • Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the library, the vet, meditation classes, to see family
  • Driving and accompanying to social events such as:
  • Cinema
  • Evening meetings
  • Accompanying on trips out e.g. to take photographs at the beach or in the woods or, visiting friends.
  • Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the garden centre, beach, cinema, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events, attending therapies and disability group
  • Accompanying to social meetings e.g. friends, family
  • Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
• Reliable with good timekeeping
• 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 always work 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.