Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant DP5828 Job Title: Personal Assistant Location: East Grinstead Hourly rate: £9 dependent on experience Reference: DP5828 Hours/shifts: 10 plus per week. Weekends and weekdays. Summary Support is required for a 16 year old boy on the autistic spectrum. He needs support to access leisure activities both in the home and out. He also needs help with toileting and moving round his home safely. Occasionally he may need help with medicines to control seizures, but full training will be given for this. Other Requirements Must be happy to work in a smoking environment 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 Personal Care: Support with using the toilet Assistance with medication Support to eat meals Social: Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities. Person specification The successful applicant will be: Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the work place 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 Creative 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.