Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant NDS6890 Job Title: Personal AssistantLocation: Thakeham, nr. Pulborough Hourly rate: £11.50Reference: NDS6890Hours/shifts: Monday-Friday – 8.30-9.30 am & 17.00-18.00 pm. Job Share considered - these shifts can be worked by one or more PA’s. Flexibility essential Summary: I am a 33 year old lady with severely affected M.E, anxiety and high functioning Autism. I am looking for an empathic, organized and easy going animal lover with a good sense of humour to support me to live as independently as possible. I require help setting me up for the day or night ahead, preparing meals, drinks and snacks, with light household duties and to manage my personal affairs and paperwork. You should be friendly and happy to provide company and have a good chat when I am up to this. Other Requirements • Must be comfortable with pets (dogs/cats) • Other : 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 dutiesPreparing drinks, snacks and meals, ensuring I have drinks available for the day/night ahead Wiping down sidesWashing/drying upLoading/unloading dishwasherBed makingChanging bed linenOccasionally washing bed linen/clothesLoading and unloading the washing machine, hanging washing up to dryGeneral tidying/cleaningTaking out rubbishMaking sure I have clean towels ready for ShowersAssist with feeding and grooming catAssist with correspondence and paperwork, e.g. filing, reading letters, help writing replies, form-fillingOccasional ShoppingAny other reasonable task as required Person specificationThe successful applicant will be: • Comfortable around pets - cats/dogs• 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 & SafetyPrevious 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 role you will be employed through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.