Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex
Hourly rate: £10.00
Reference: DP6380
Hours/shifts: 22 hours per Month / across Mon-Thu 4-7 every other week, plus some school holiday cover. Can be flexible. Car driver preferred (not essential)
Summary

• I am a young man of 16 with Down Syndrome
• I need support after arriving home after school, with school homework and making a light supper.
• This is a rewarding role working alongside a teenager who enjoys all the normal activities that young people do, such as attending Youth Club, playing computer games, and watching TV and DVDs.
Other Requirements
• Car driver with own car preferred (mileage will be paid) but not essential.

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 -
• Meeting from school transport after school.
• Helping with home work
• Supervising making supper.
Personal Care:
• Supervision and/or assistance with using the shower or toilet.
Social:
• Accompanying on trips out e.g to the garden centre, beach, cinema, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events, youth club.
• Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities

• Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• 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
• 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.