Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location:     Central Worthing      
Hourly rate:  £10 per hour rising to £11 per hour after initial probationary period (travel and out-of-pocket expenses also paid).   
Reference:     DP5124        
Hours/shifts: 10 Hours per week
After school and weekends
Hours to be discussed at interview.
Summary 
A lively 13 year old boy with Cerebral Palsy requires a fun, creative and mature Personal Care Assistant to assist him with social activities in and out of the home.  You must be passionate about and have experience of working with children and/or young people with disabilities.  Own car and driving licence essential.
Other Requirements 
• Must have a UK driving licence 
• Must have access to own vehicle 
 
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 -        
Helping child with homework, cooking, board games, etc.
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals, some cleaning and household chores, etc.
Personal Care:  
Evening/overnight shifts may be available in future which would involve helping child get ready for bed and getting ready for school in the morning
Social:         
Taking child out at weekends e.g. bowling, cinema, trips to the park, in own car
Monitoring and keeping child safe when out and about
Person Specification: 
The successful applicant will be:
Experience of working with children with disabilities
Ability to swim would be useful
Physically active and strong
Patient and calm
Good at establishing boundaries with children
Fun and creative
Own car and clean driving licence
Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
Reliable with good time-keeping
Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
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.