Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Burgess Hill
Hourly rate: £10.71 per hour. 
Reference: DP6674
Hours/shifts: At least 30 hours per week (day shifts)

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.

Other Requirements

• Must have a UK driving licence
• Other:
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check

Description
Support 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 scheme
PA insurance
5.6 weeks annual leave (pro rata) & will be entitled to Holiday pay
Will be issued employment contract
Full training programme after recruitment

Typical duties
Domestic -
Food shopping and preparation and delivery of all food - in strict adherence to restricted diet
Strict adherence to expenditure guidelines
To 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.

Personal Care:
All aspects of personal care to include;
Feeding
Medication administration
Showering with use of a hoist (we have both and electric and manual hoist)
Dressing and helping with buttons and fastenings
Hair washing/ drying as well as any required hair and skin care
A Convene is used for toilet use- support may be needed
Safely managing behaviours
Any 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 specification
The successful applicant will be:
Adventurous
Encouraging
Patient
Understanding and calm under pressure
Have the ability to maintain confidentiality and be emotionally strong and resilient
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
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
Honest and cheerful
Given the current COVID-19 circumstances - to be considered for this role you will not be employed anywhere else
Ability 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 position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives.