Direct Payments Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Care Assistant DP5610 Job Title: Personal Support Assistant Location: Worthing Hourly rate: £10 per hour Reference: DP5610 Hours/shifts: 2 hours every Thursday 10am-12pm. 2 hours every Saturday 10am-12pm. Cover also required for holidays and sickness. Summary I am 84 year old articulate, intelligent, fit and mobile man looking to employ a further pa to assist me in my day to day life. A professional friend is required-no personal care involved I have acquired a brain injury (abi), affecting my short and mid- term memory, which can be both frustrating and distressing. I need to build trust so that someone can then help with managing my diary, meal planning, shopping and prompting. Someone who can be a buddy/professional friend. Someone who can help me better access my local community and participate in things I enjoy such as going to the library and to encourage and suggest new activities/days out. I need someone assertive, patient and with a good sense of humour. I have lived a full and varied life from racing cars and motorbikes through to being an English teacher and I can very clearly remember my past up to 15-20 years ago. I believe this could be a very rewarding role for the right person. Other Requirements A full UK Driving License is preferable with access to own vehicle A non smoker is preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours. 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 - Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork Meal Planning. Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities. 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 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.