Job Title: Personal Assistant/ Support Worker
Location: Burgess Hill
Hourly rate: £8.91
Reference: DP16
Hours/shifts: To cover my support workers’ holidays.


I am 51 years old, have severe Cerebral Palsy and a full time electric wheelchair user. Apart from that, I am absolutely fine!

I am very laid back; hence the wheelchair! I have speech difficulties but if you’re a good listener and patient then we’ll be fine.

I enjoy watching films and tv series, mostly through Netflix. I am an audiobook user and I listen via headphones so you don’t have to listen to scenes of graphic intensity or horror! I like going out, mostly when it’s warm and mainly to Brighton, to go along the front and to catch a film. I don’t have a car so we have to put up with public transport..

I am looking for someone to cover some of my support workers’ holidays. This could be for a few days or up to a week or so. I need 24 hour support.

Other Requirements
•Non Smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• 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

Domestic - 
General housework including laundry, cleaning, hoovering, etc.
Making and answering phone calls
Preparing meals
Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets

Personal Care: 
I need full personal care:
This includes getting me up in the mornings
Feeding me,
Putting me to bed,
Any other reasonable task

Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 
• 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 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 position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives