Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Haywards Heath
Hourly rate: £12.00 per hour plus 45p mileage travel allowance for trips out
Reference: DP4558
Hours/shifts: Full Time

• Reliable, patient, hardworking Personal Assistant required for our lovely 23-year son.
• Some knowledge/understanding of autism and Down syndrome and own transport essential.
• Full time. Salary £12 per hour + 0.45p per mile travel allowance for trips out, 5 weeks holiday.
• PA duties include personal help, taking out on excursions to jacuzzi, parks, walks, bowling alley, beach, short holidays, occasional overnight stays to allow parents some respite.
• Would suit someone energetic, caring and someone who wants to have some fun.
• A Dr Who fan would be a bonus! We are based north of Haywards Heath.

Other Requirements
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• 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
Helping with laundry, washing, and drying
Occasional light cleaning duties
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
Preparing drinks, snacks, and meals.

Personal Care:
Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
Assistance with applying cream
General hair/skin care
Using the toilet
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym.
Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat

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
Occasional longer journeys
Accompanying on trips out eg to the garden centre, beach, swimming pool/jacuzzi, bowling alley, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events, attending therapies and day centre
The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car

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
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