Direct Payments Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant/Companion DP884 Job Title: Personal Assistant/ CompanionLocation: Rustington Hourly rate: £8.91 Reference: DP884 Hours/shifts: 8 hours a week (4 hours on Monday and Wednesday) – shift time can be discussed at interview Summary • 43 year old lady with mental health disability requiring assistance to live independently.• Have some physical challenges so a patient PA is required. • Duties will include helping with domestic tasks and social activities. • You must be kind, empathetic and motivating and also like cats. • The ideal applicant will be prepared to drive me in their own vehicle, for which mileage will be reimbursed. Other Requirements • Must be comfortable with pets• Must have a UK driving licence • Must have access to own vehicle All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical duties Domestic - General light houseworkVacuumingIroningWashing upDustingMeal preparationChanging bed linenAny other reasonable task required Social: Trips in the car to local shops/garden centresTrips out to visit the beach, café’s and place of interestOccasionally going out for a meal/to the pubSupport to attend appointments e.g. GP, dentist or specialists Person specificationThe 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 & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.