Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant/Companion DP884 Job Title: Personal Care Assistant/ Companion Location: Rustington Hourly rate: £8 per hour Reference: DP884 Hours/shifts: Up 10 hours a week, days and times to be mutually agreed Summary 41 year old lady with mental health disability requiring assistance to live independently. 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 be happy to work in a smoking environment 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.