Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Worthing
Hourly rate: £11.00
Reference: DP6136
Hours/shifts: 6 hours a week – days and shifts are flexible and can be agreed at interview.

Summary

We are looking for a patient and caring individual who can support our 11 year old son. He is energetic, clever and switched on. When at home he enjoys playing games, reading and building Lego. As restrictions ease he loves going out and about in his community. He particularly enjoys going to the arcades, bowling and the cinema.

The successful applicant will have experience with working with child with mental health issues. Our son needs to be supervised at all times, therefore whilst you are on shift your focus must be on him at all times.
This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided. Within this role you have a real opportunity to have a positive impact on a young person.

Other Requirements
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• 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.

Description
Typical duties

Social:
Supervise our son at all times within the home. Encourage and support him to read and build his Lego.
When the restrictions ease, take our son: to the Cinema, Bowling and the Arcades.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be/have:
• Previous experience of working with child with mental health issues would be beneficial but not essential
• 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.

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