Direct Payments Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant DP6674 Job Title: Personal AssistantLocation: Burgess Hill Hourly rate: £10.50 per hour daytime, £12.50 per hour waking night and £9 per hour for twilight shift.Reference: DP6674 Hours/shifts: 42 hours per week to include day, night or twilight shifts.Rotas published more than one month in advanceTemporary contract for a minimum of one year Summary We are looking for a friendly, respectful and trustworthy PA to support my 29 year old son who, whilst cognitively able, has complex physical disabilities and health needs and requires 2 to 1 support 24 hours per day. Some of his keen interests include Cars, bikes, social media, events, films and Xbox games. You will be joining a well established, supportive care team and will always be working with another member of staff to ensure safety for all. Anyone accepting a job offer will be expected to have had both Covid-19 vaccines. Other Requirements • Must have a UK driving licence • Other : All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check DescriptionSupport is about Him – he needs your help to ensure:- He is as healthy as he can be - He is happy, and leads a meaningful life - He has a choice and control over what’s important to him You will need to follow his care plan in EVERY particular to ensure his safety at all times. We also expect all of our team to do what is right - we believe in delivering commitments, and using sound judgement and common sense. Added benefits of this role include;Staff pension schemePA insurance5.6 weeks annual leave (pro rata) & will be entitled to Holiday payWill be issued employment contract.Full training programme after recruitment Typical dutiesDomestic - Food shopping and preparation and delivery of all food -in strict adherence to restricted dietStrict adherence to expenditure guidelinesTo ensure cleanliness and tidiness of the accommodation. This will include general housework e.g. Vacuuming, dusting, cleaning kitchen and bathroom as well as keeping his space free from clutter. This will also include laundry of clothing and Bed linen- loading and unloading washing machine/ Dryer and folding and putting away clean washing. Personal Care: All aspects of personal care to include;FeedingMedication administration Showering with use of a hoist (we have both and electric and manual hoist)Dressing and helping with buttons and fasteningsHair washing/ drying as well as any required hair and skin care. A Convene is used for toilet use- Assistance needed to apply this and empty bag as required. Safely managing behavioursAny other reasonable task Social: Innovative entertainment whether at home or out & about. We understand this may be difficult in current times but could normally include;Going out shopping, Site seeing (Brighton is a big favourite) Motor racing, Goodwood festival of Speed, Brands Hatch, Bowling Accompany us to regular 3 month condition review visits at the hospital and other appointments as and when needed. Person specificationThe successful applicant will be: Expected to have had both Covid-19 Vaccines Adventurous,Encouraging,Patient, Understanding and calm under pressureHave the ability to maintain confidentiality and be emotionally strong and resilient.Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & SafetyReliable with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic, tidy minded and well organisedFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesHonest and cheerfulGiven the current Covid 19 circumstances -to be considered for this role you will not be employed anywhere elseAbility to comply with all policies & procedures and follow care plan in every particular Experience would be preferable due to complexity of my son’s needs. Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives.