Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Worthing
Hourly rate: £10.30
Reference: NDS7265
Hours/shifts: 4hrs per week, term time and 8hrs per week, school holidays

We are looking for a fun-loving Personal Assistant to look after our seven-year-old son who attends mainstream school with 1:1 support.
The role will involve engaging him in fun activities in the local area, escorting him to/from and supervising him at local social clubs (eg. cubs, music lessons) and/or taking him on excursions to local facilities/attractions (eg. swimming, cinema, etc).
He has well-managed but complex, life-limiting cardiac and respiratory conditions and has recently also been diagnosed with ADHD. He may require the use of his wheelchair occasionally, especially when he is feeling tired. He is a bright, inquisitive, and curious boy who enjoys and responds really well one to one support.
Experience is desirable but not essential.

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
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Typical duties

Personal Care: 
Age-appropriate prompting of hand washing and personal care.

Engage him in age-appropriate activities/hobbies at home.
Plan and take him on excursions to local facilities/attractions.
The above duties are likely to involve driving our son in your vehicle, lifting his manual wheelchair in/out of your car and pushing his wheelchair when out and about.

Other Tasks:
To monitor his general wellbeing.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 
Friendly, patient, kind and creative.
Honest and reliable, with good time-keeping.
Bright, fun and child focussed.
Have a flexible, motivated, can-do attitude.
Good sense of humour.
Physically fit and healthy.
Have good common sense and ability to use their own initiative.
Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard.
Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised.
Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety.
Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality.
Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom.

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