Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant-DP6380 Job Title: Personal AssistantLocation: Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex Hourly rate: £10.00 Reference: DP6380Hours/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 checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical 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 specificationThe 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 & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.