Job Title: Personal Assistant/Support Worker
Location: Crawley
Hourly rate: £11.00 - £12.00 per hour
Reference: LR7332
Hours/shifts: 1-2 cover/bank PA’s to cover staff holiday and absence
4 hours a day Monday – Thursday mid morning to early afternoon actual start time by mutual agreement

• We are looking for 1-2 PAs on a casual basis to cover staff absence.
• Working with our existing staff to accompany our son on trips out engaging him in activities that he enjoys and keeping him safe.
• Our disabled son is in his forties living with us in Crawley.
• He has a great sense of humour and is a fun guy to be with.
• He loves books, magazines, drawing and craft activities and really enjoys going out on trains and buses.

• This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided.

Other Requirements 

• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Ideally you will have a UK driving licence and access to your 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: 
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Assisting and encouraging hand-washing to ensure our son’s hygiene

• Accompanying our son on trips out days out engaging him in activities that he enjoys and keeping him safe.
• The above duties will involve driving our son in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when needed.

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 disposition
• 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