Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Burgess Hill
Hourly rate: £10.00
Reference: DP3066
Hours/shifts: 16 hours a week, Monday – Thursday 9am – 1pm


• We are looking to employ a Personal Assistant/Carer for four mornings per week
• The position entails caring for a bright and intelligent wheelchair bound individual (61 years old) who is able to do very little for herself due to her physical disability caused by Multiple Sclerosis.
• The role will involve caring for the individual to cater for her needs – promoting the individual’s health and well-being, enabling her to live life to the full;
• This is a private position in our family home.

Other Requirements
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• UK driving licence preferred, 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.

Typical duties

General housework related to individual’s needs.
Preparing snacks and drinks;
Any other reasonable task

Personal Care:
Manual handling/transfers using equipment where required
Personal Care related to individual’s needs
Any other reasonable task

Assisting with activities such as baking and card-making;
Assisting with outings/visits to the shops, medical appointments etc;
Any other reasonable task

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
Punctual, honest, reliable, positive and possess a good sense of humour.

Experience of being a carer is not a necessity, but applicants need to be adaptable and willing to learn.

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