Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Bognor Regis
Hourly rate: £11.00
Reference: DP6399
Hours/shifts: 10am – 4pm on Saturday = 6 hours
Shifts are flexible and be discussed at interview.
Additional hours may be available during school holidays.

Summary

I am a looking for a personal assistant to support my 11 year old son to be active and access the community in a safe way. My son is happy and bouncy, he loves going swimming, visiting the park and beach, going to flip out and soft play.

My son has autism and is non verbal and has additional needs. The successful applicant will be kind and patient, as there may be occasions when his behaviour is challenging. Personal care will also need to be provided within this role, especially when out and about. Occasionally you will need to work on a 2:1 basis with my son.

A driver is required for this role and must have access to their own vehicle, this is so you can take my son to the activities he enjoys.

The rate of pay is £11.00 per hour and you will be fully supported by the family for the first few weeks whilst training is provided.

Other Requirements
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle
• Other :
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Description
Typical duties

Personal Care:
• Support with toileting when out and about
• Change pads when required
• Supervise hand washing and support to keep clean
• Support with undressing and dressing after swimming

Social:
Accompany and support my son to access his community, including:
• going swimming
• visiting the park and
• visiting the beach,
• going to flip out
• going to soft play

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
• 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