Location:           Littlehampton, West Sussex

Hourly rate:       £10 per hour

Reference:         DP5592

Hours/shifts: 5/6 hours a week, with the possibility of extension for the right person.

Summary

I am looking for a personal assistant, primarily to accompany me on social activities. I’m a 23-year-old girl with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis and I live with my parents who support me.

The main things you need to know about me, are that I’m a very active person who loves to participate in Adventure sports. I love to go climbing/bouldering, cycling, hiking and getting out and about. Ideally, I’d like to find someone who’s as physically fit and active as I am and would like to take part in these activities with me.

My ASD means that I communicate visually and need to be prompted in order to do things, like remember to have a drink and go to the toilet, so any experience with ASD would be preferred but isn’t essential.

Most of our time together will be spent outside, but on the rare occasion that I’m indoors then some light domestic work will be required (like putting my dinner in the oven).

Other Requirements       

  • Must be comfortable with dogs
  • 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

Domestic -

Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.

 

Personal Care: 

Previous knowledge (or willing to be trained) on ASD and epipen equivalent use

  • Help with tying shoes and putting on jackets/coats

Social:  

Accompany when accessing social and leisure activities, including bouldering, cycling and hiking.

Occasional longer journeys

The above duties will involve driving in the PA’s car.

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • Proactive
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Respectful of 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
  • 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.