Job Title: Personal Assistant/ Social buddy
Location: Chichester
Hourly rate: £12.50 per hour
Reference: DP6113
Hours/shifts:
Role 1- Friday afternoons 2pm-4pm.
Role 2- We are also looking for bank staff for various cover shifts.

Please state in your application which role you are interested in

Summary
I am a lady with MS and I need help accessing the community. Due to my condition I can sometimes walk but on my bad days I would need to use an electric wheelchair to get around.

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must be comfortable with cats and dogs
• Female due to personal care
• Driver’s license preferable but not essential.
• 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 -
Making a cup of tea and sandwich after I come home.

Personal Care:
• Helping me to get changed for swimming on Monday mornings.
• Assistance with towel drying and getting dressed afterwards.

Social:
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including to swimming and Steady and Strong group (exercise)
• Accompanying when shopping after my activities.
• The option to join in with my activities

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• I would like someone easy to get on with that I can build up a friendship with.
• Female * due to personal care needs
• 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
• 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
No experience necessary.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives.