Job Title: Personal Assistant/ Support Worker
Location: Romsey            
Hourly rate: £11.40
Reference: SG1596             
Hours/shifts: 2 hours per week – days/times to be agreed with employer
Summary
• Are you looking for a flexible role as a Personal Assistant to help me live independently?
• I am a blind man with a lovely guide dog who needs some extra support with a variety of tasks
• There will be some domestic tasks and shopping involved
• On occasions you will have the opportunity to assist me on social outings such as to the gym and to my church, which is very important to me.
• You will be comfortable with dogs as I have a wonderful guide dog
• This is a rewarding and interesting role and full training will be provided.
Other Requirements
• Must be comfortable with pets 
 
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.
Description
Typical duties may include
Domestic -       
Assistance with occasional shopping, e.g. clothes & fruit / veg, pet shop
Food prep & cooking & kitchen duties – help to check no mould on refrigerated foods.
Mop kitchen floor & order in cabinets. 
Read labels etc.
Electricity & Gas meter readings. 
Clean bins
Help with checking for online grocery list, also nuts, seeds, dried fruits, supplements etc.
Support with limited house cleaning, stocks of cleaning agents & sorting toiletries & organising clothes & bedding.
Support with charging of electrical gadgets
Support with clothes washing (I pay for ironing and a house cleaner).
To be my  eyes: admin and in the garden & DIY needs, e.g. watering plants; Filling in forms; Reading post & newsletters; miscellaneous admin tasks.
Be my eyes to check clothes in good order.
Help with taking bottles to bottle bank; 
Support with computer operating re UC, maintaining & updating diary / calendar & reading emails & websites etc. 

Social:  
     
• Social outings and occasionally free run guide dog.
• Transport to gym.
• If no friends to assist: Transport to church, only when weather is rainy / bad and when after dark (very rarely). 
Other small tasks:
Mix massage oil
Sorting seeds & supplements
Sorting oil razor machines
Polishing shoes
Order in drawers & shelves
Transferring PJs food from bags to plastic containers etc.
Person specification
The successful applicant will be: (please add in/delete as applicable)    
• 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.