Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Burgess Hill
Hourly rate: £10.00
Reference: DP6817
Hours/shifts: Between 5-10 daytime hours per week available (as mutually agreed, flexibility essential)

Summary

I am a young, friendly and fun-loving female wheelchair user living in my own flat

I am looking for a patient person with a good sense of humour to support me in getting out and about, accessing the local community and attending appointments

I will need you to push me in my wheelchair as required and occasionally push a trolley when we go shopping, ensuring my safety at all times. Minimal support with personal care tasks will also be needed


Other Requirements 
• Must be comfortable with my cat
• Must be happy to work in a smoking environment
• Driver with access to own vehicle & a UK driving licence preferred, but not essential (Mileage expenses will be reimbursed)
• Other :
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


Social: 
• Accompanying and assisting employer when meeting up with family & accessing social and leisure activities, such as visiting Cafes and eateries such as McDonalds
• Accompanying and assisting employer to doctors/hospital/medical appointments when required
• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required, to include pushing a trolley and getting things from shelves
• Accompanying and assisting employer when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails
• Occasional longer journeys
• Pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out
• If you are a driver with access to your own car, the above duties will involve driving the employer in your own car, supporting her to get in/out of her wheelchair and the car and lifting a folding wheelchair in/out of car
• If you do not have your own vehicle, the above duties will involve using taxis or public transport, supporting the employer to get in/out of her wheelchair and the vehicles and lifting a folding wheelchair in/out of the vehicles
• Ensuring employer’s safety at all times
• Any other reasonable task whilst out and about

Domestic - 
• Occasionally preparing drinks, snacks and meals
• Occasionally wiping down kitchen sides
• Occasionally washing/drying up and loading dishwasher
• Any other reasonable household task

Personal Care: 
• Minimal support with personal care required when out and about to include:
• help with accessing the toilet facilities
• handwashing & drying
• occasionally dressing and undressing
• transferring from wheelchair
• ensuring employer’s safety at all times
• any other reasonable personal care tasks
• Person specification
The successful applicant will be: (please add in/delete as applicable)
• Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the work place
• 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 essential

Please note, If you are successful in your application for this role you will employed directly through the individual employer and not Independent Lives