Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Care Assistant DP4579 Job Title: Personal AssistantLocation: 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-smokerAll applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.DescriptionTypical dutiesDomestic - Meals – helping me to plan my menus, shop, prepare meals, cook and wash upAssist me to check my food is in dateAssisting me with general houseworkSupport me to manage my laundrySupport 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 weatherSupport me to take medication if and when I need to take itAssist me to manage my levels of anxietyEnsure 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 shopsSupport me to plan my activities.Support me in communicating with people in the communityAny 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.