Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Goring By Sea, Worthing
Hourly rate: £10.50
Reference: DP3749
Hours/shifts: 2/3 hours Saturday and Sunday 8am – 10am, although these times can be flexible. Ability to provide holiday and sickness cover during the week

• I'm a 55 year old woman, with MS, looking for someone for weekends and to cover holiday/sickness for my other PA. Who does 2 hours in the morning and comes in any time from 6 a.m. onwards. Sometimes it's as late as 9 a.m. depending on her own schedule, so I am flexible on times.
• I am friendly with a good sense of humour and currently studying a degree at Chichester University
• I live with my 24 year old son who is currently a student (so is rarely seen in the mornings!) and a cat.

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." -Female for personal care purposes.
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• 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
Once a week (and/or if needed), change the bedding
Take any dirty laundry downstairs
Make the bed and generally tidy the bedroom.
Empty dishwasher, make sure the kitchen is clean and, if necessary, prepare an evening meal for me to cook later
Any other reasonable task

Personal Care:
Help me to get out of bed, if I haven’t hoisted myself
Place my feet correctly on the circulation boosting machine.
Assist me in the shower, including washing my hair, etc.,
Assist me from Shower Chair to Wheelchair
Assist me to get dressed, including shoes etc.
Assist me to get undressed and put on nightclothes
Assist me into bed

• 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
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