Job Title: Personal Assistant/Communicator
Location: Haywards Heath
Hourly rate: £14.00
Reference: LR7462
Hours/shifts: 2x 2 hour shifts per week one weekday and one weekend. Actual days and times by mutual agreement

Summary 

• I am an active, nearly blind, and hearing-impaired adult male who
enjoys socialising and long walks with my guide dog at the park or
seaside.
• I enjoy taking part in sports eg, bowling , golf and blind tennis.
• I am looking for a Personal Assistant/Communicator to support me with accessing my local area such as the theatre, barbers, supermarket, bank , hospital , restaurants and vet as I have difficulties with communicating with individuals in noisy environments.

Other Requirements 
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle
• Other :
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Description
Typical duties

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
• Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the theatre, the vet
• Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family

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
• 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.

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