Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant DP5124 Job Title: Personal AssistantLocation: 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 checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical 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 disabilitiesAbility to swim would be usefulPhysically active and strongPatient and calmGood at establishing boundaries with childrenFun and creativeOwn car and clean driving licenceRespectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityReliable with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesPatience and possess excellent interpersonal skillsHonest and cheerfulAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.