Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Care Assistant DP5909 Job Title: Personal Care AssistantLocation: Bognor Regis Hourly rate: £9.50 per hour Reference: DP5909 Hours/shifts: 4 hours, 1 day a week 3- 7pm and up to 20 hours in the school holidaysAbility to cover other PA’s holiday and sickness Summary • Personal Care Assistant required to provide care for my active 10 year old son with a developmental age of 3 years old in his home and out and about in the community• The role will involve one pick from school a week, • Support is required with personal care and keeping him occupied during the day when mum is working• Experience of working with children with additional needs is essential. Other Requirements • UK driving licence essential• access to own vehicle essential• Other : All 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 duties Personal Care:Maintain the safety of my young son in our home and in the community; this involves constant supervisionReassure him and comfort him if he becomes anxious, upset or frustratedCheck and change nappies and encourage him to use toiletPrepare and cook meals/snacksCut up his food and support him with feeding and drinkingWashing, bathing/showering, brushing teeth as requiredOccasionally you may be required to give medication as directed by the employerEnsure he uses his wheelchair safely and push if neededEntertain, talk and read with, stimulate, play and interact with my son. Have fun with him!Encourage and support him to be independent where appropriateAny other reasonable task Social: Pick my son up from school one day a weekTake my son to activities and participate fully e.g. swimming, playing football, cinema, bowlingDrive him in your car (you must have personal business insurance) You will need to manage money on outings and keep all receipts to give to the employer Any other task that is reasonable Person specificationThe successful applicant will be: Be able to learn and understand the disabled child’s needs and emotions Be honest, cheerful, patient and caringBe reliable, with excellent time keepingBe able to respect privacy and confidentialityBe able to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeRefrain from smoking while workingBe willing to be police checked (enhanced DBS).Please note that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining the position.Be a driver with own vehicle and clean full UK licence (must have personal business insurance) Be legally allowed to work in the UKExperience of working with children with additional needs is essential Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual employer and nit Independent Lives.