Job Title:  Personal Assistant
Location:  Lavant, Chichester
Hourly rate:  £10.00
Reference:    VC6691
Hours/shifts: Bank shifts.  To provide holiday and sickness cover when required.  Flexibility essential
Summary 
I am a man in my late 60’s with Huntington's Disease which affects my mobility and cognition.
I am looking for reliable and flexible Bank Personal Assistants to provide cover when my current PA is on holiday or off sick. 
I need help with personal care, changing my bedding, washing and general household duties, as well as attending appointments, shopping and accessing the community.
You should be caring, reliable, flexible and willing to be available at short notice.  Driver with own vehicle preferred, although not essential.        
Other Requirements 
• Must be happy to work in a smoking environment 
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.
Description
Typical duties
Domestic -        
Bed making
Changing bed linen
Helping with laundry - washing and drying, hanging on/taking off washing line/airer, ironing, putting away
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer
General tidying of my house
Emptying bins/taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming
Minor household maintenance e.g. changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
Maintenance of small garden
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals
Shopping
Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this
Any other reasonable household task
Personal Care:  
• Supervision and/or assistance with washing, bathing, showering, drying, hair washing/drying/brushing as required
• Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
• To be on call when employer takes bath
• Assistance with shaving
• Assistance with applying cream
• General hair/skin care
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Help with dispensing tablets 
• Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
• Physiotherapy exercises
• Any other reasonable personal care task
Social:       
• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities
• Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
• Occasional longer journeys
• If you are a car owner/driver, the above duties will involve driving the employer in the your own car
Person specification
The successful applicant will be:      
• Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the work place
• 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.