Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Chichester
Hourly rate: £11.00 per hour for permanent hours.
Reference: DP4579
Hours/shifts: Regular 16hrs alternate weekends, with other cover hours often available to cover sickness and holiday.
Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 6pm alternate weekends.
Hours can be split with a job share if preferred.

Summary

Are you a caring person who understands learning disabilities? Are you looking for a permanent position with 16hrs per week. This could be the role for you.

I am a young man and I live in my own home with support. I have been diagnosed with learning difficulties. My parents live nearby and I visit them regularly. My main hobby is my computer but I also like going walking and going to the shops with support. I like a quiet environment with a set routine and I do not present any challenging behaviour.

I am looking for a personal assistant to help me live independently, help with domestic duties and social activities. Two regular shifts are available in a good block of hours.


Other Requirements


• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle
• Other : Must be a non-smoker
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 -
Meals – helping me to plan my menus, shop, prepare meals, cook and wash up
Assist me to check my food is in date
Assisting me with general housework
Support me to manage my laundry
Support me to keep my garden tidy and clean as necessary.
Any other task that is reasonable


Personal Care:
Prompt me to ensure I dress appropriately for the weather
Support me to take medication if and when I need to take it
Assist me to manage my levels of anxiety
Ensure my safety in the community as I have limited understanding of dangers, traffic, etc.

Social:
Drive me in your vehicle; mileage is paid at 40p per mile with me in your car. Your car will need to be in good condition and reliable.
Accompany me to places I visit e.g. shops, visiting my parents, walking, and going to the shops
Support me to plan my activities.
Support me in communicating with people in the community
Any other task that is reasonable


The successful applicant will:
• Be honest and trustworthy.
• Be reliable with very good time keeping.
• Be able to understand the needs of a disabled person.
• Be able to follow instructions.
• Be able to work on own initiative.
• Be hygienic.
• Be a confident driver with a full driving licence and your own vehicle.
• Be cheerful and positive with a good sense of humour.
• Be able to respect privacy and confidentiality.
• Respect someone else’s home environment.
• Be a non-smoker
• Be willing to be police checked (enhanced CRB). Please note that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining the position.
• Be legally allowed to work in the UK. Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.