Job Title: Personal Assistant/Support Worker
Location: Coldwaltham, Pulborough
Hourly rate: £10.00 - £11.00
Reference: DP7128
Hours/shifts: 10 hours per week, 5 hours on 2 x days (07:30-13:30) actual days by mutual agreement

• I am a 26-year-old able bodied young man living with my partner, who will be the employer, 6 year old son and a cat.
• I am an intelligent, thoughtful and caring person with a dry sense of humour. I have Autism and am reserved when meeting new people but soon open up once I get to know you.

• I would like to find someone to assist me with day to day living, and to support me with my role as a father.
• My routine is extremely important to me and I require someone that can commit to supporting me in my home and in the community.
• I am looking for someone with initiative to help me plan my day and suggest ideas on gaining new experiences supporting me to become more independent and confident.
• I like animals, (I have a cat) and enjoy gentle walks, visiting historic / natural places, coffee or gardening and I love anything to do with cars and making things.
• If you share similar interests then this could be the job for you.
• This is a rewarding role with training provided

Other Requirements 
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Must have a UK driving license
• 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

Domestic - 
• Assisting with general housework, including cleaning and vacuuming.
• Preparing drinks and snacks with me, encouraging and prompting me to do this myself safely
• Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
• Making phone calls on my behalf.

Personal Care: 
• Supervision and/or assistance with showering as required
• Assistance changing incontinence pads, cleaning and applying creams as required
• Helping choose appropriate clothing, prompting and supervising as required

• Support with general life skills, coping skills to reduce anxiety and communication skills
• Build up a trusting and friendly rapport
• Help improve awareness and safety while out in the community and at home
• Assist to access and partake in exercise
• Assist to understand the value of money
• Support and assistance with cooking/baking within the home
• To participate in leisure and social activities of choice eg gym, swimming, walking, climbing, shopping etc.
• Suggest and organise new activities to try out together, I would like to do things that others my age do (cinema, concerts etc)
• To drive me in your own vehicle is required as public transport is not available in my village.
• To be happy to drive near and far depending on the activities etc. This will be in exchange for mileage and parking expenses will be reimbursed.
• Accompanying and assisting trips out with my family including 6 year old son.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 
Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
Reliable with excellent time-keeping
Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative – very important
Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
Fit and healthy to undertake required duties
Honest, cheerful and easy going tolerant personality
Able to build up a good rapport and basis of trust with employer
Positive and patient attitude with excellent interpersonal skills
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