Job Title: Personal Care Assistant
Location: Littlehampton
Hourly rate: £10.00
Reference: TM7007
Hours/shifts –up to 5 hours per week (time and day to be agreed by both employer and employee)

Summary
• Support is needed to look after my four year old son. He has high needs but is fully mobile.
• My son has a hearing impairment, developmental delay and communication problems.
• The work will involve supporting and caring for the child whilst taking him to activities such as; Soft play, parks and going for walks whilst pushing him in his pushchair.
• Part of the job will involve taking and/or collecting the child from nursery
• My son is a friendly and loving little boy, who wants to interact with everyone!
• My son needs support with accessing Social and Leisure activities.
• I require a driver with their own car so that they can access a variety of activities.


Other Requirements
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• 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
Typical duties


Personal Care:
Changing nappies
Help with all aspects of personal care
Changing clothes where appropriate
Occasional support may be need with bedtime routine e.g. Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
Pushing pushchair
Preparing snakes and drinks
Sitting/supervising/encouraging the child whilst he is eating.
ensuring that the child is drinking regularly

Social:
• Supporting, caring and supervising the child when accessing fun and leisure activities such as; soft play, visiting the parks and going for walks.
• The above duties will involve driving the child in the PA’s car, lifting the folding pushchair in/out of car, pushing the child’s pushchair when out
• Taking and collecting the child to/from nursery.

• 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
• Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
• Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest and cheerful
• Creative
• Able to speak and read English or Polish 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.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives