Job Title: Personal Assistant/ Companion
Location: 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 check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Description
Typical duties

Domestic -
General light housework
Vacuuming
Ironing
Washing up
Dusting
Meal preparation
Changing bed linen
Any other reasonable task required

Social:
Trips in the car to local shops/garden centres
Trips out to visit the beach, café’s and place of interest
Occasionally going out for a meal/to the pub
Support to attend appointments e.g. GP, dentist or specialists

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.