Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant DP5220 Job Title: Personal Assistant Location: Copthorne Hourly rate: £10 Reference: DP5220 Hours/shifts: 2-3 hours per week – flexible and can be discussed at interview Summary A 25 year old male is looking for a cleaner/ housekeeper/ organiser He has dyspraxia, autism and mild learning difficulty-some medical issues such as dust mite allergy, eczema and asthma. He is passive, very polite and quiet until he knows you and loves silly jokes. He has no interest in cleaning and can’t organise his items. He loves his cat, his family, his friends and his computer. He also likes watching wrestling and going for walks. Other Requirements Must be comfortable with pets – employer has a camp Must have a clean 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 - Changing bed linen- sometimes Bed making General cleaning Taking out rubbish General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. Minor household maintenance taking down curtains for washing Shopping Tidying Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities. Occasional longer journeys Accompanying on trips out occasionally Driving and accompanying to social events such as: Cinema Gym Accompanying on trips out eg to social activities events, mini golf etc. Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family 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 Professional and trustworthy Reliable and punctual a must 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 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 Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.