Job Title:  Personal Assistant/Support Worker
Location:  West Meads, Bognor Regis
Hourly rate:  £10.00  
Reference:  VC6942             
Hours/shifts:  Around 11 hours per week to be worked on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays early afternoon (as mutually agreed).  Additional hours may become available.  Some weekend work will also be required, again by mutual agreement. 
Your approach to the work schedule should be flexible enough to suit my socialisation requirements. The proposed hours could be adjusted to suit the right candidate.
I have a vacancy for an enthusiastic, experienced (or inexperienced) P.A. to assist me in retaining my personal independence. You will help with tasks in the home, accompany me in going out and about, motivate me and support me in exploring new interests.
Are you that person - reliable, trustworthy and adaptable?  If so, will you consider working for 45 year old man with Primary Progressive MS, reliant on my wheelchair for mobility?
The job may occasionally be challenging – I also have poor eyesight and some memory/recall issues - but ultimately I hope we will get along and form a mutual bond of trust and understanding.
Preferably a non-smoker as I have recently quit!
Full training will be given as required.
I have secondary support from my parents and you will be directed by both of us.
Other Requirements
• Must have a clean UK driving licence and be prepared to drive me in my own mobility car • 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 -        
Changing bed linen as necessary
Bed making
General tidying, taking out rubbish and helping with the washing up
Helping to keep equipment clean and in good condition
Preparing meals, drinks and snacks as required
Any other reasonable domestic task
Personal Care:  
Catheter care/assistance if required
Using the toilet if required
Helping with buttons and fastenings if required
Help with dispensing tablets 
Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, giving assistance to eat if required
Assisting with Physiotherapy exercises
Any other reasonable Personal Care task
Driving my mobility car to social activities and participating where appropriate
Assistance to attend appointments, e.g. haircuts
General socialising, being pro-active in suggesting activities, motivating me to participate
Occasional shopping
Person specification
The successful applicant will be:  
• Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
• Reliable, with good time-keeping
• Have a UK driving licence and be willing to drive my Mobility car
• Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
• Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
• Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties including lifting a wheelchair in and out of the car
• Patient, with excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest and cheerful
• Sensitive to the fact that you will be working at the employer's home:
• Treat employer's home and belongings with care and respect
• Be sensitive to the extended family's routines, procedures and practices personal to them
• 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
• Approach, common sense and a good attitude is more important than experience.
Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual employer and not Independent Lives