Job Title: Personal Support Assistant
Location: Bognor Regis
Hourly rate: £10 per hour to start
Reference: DP4628
Hours/shifts: Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays 10am-4pm. Flexible start due to art classes and more hours available

Summary 

We are looking for a caring, supportive person to engage with and support our 31 year old daughter. She is able bodied and requires minimal, if any personal care. Her needs are complex having Autism, Valproate Syndrome and Language Disorder. She loves going out shopping and requires support going to her art classes. She also needs help to cope with daily living and remain sociable being such a vulnerable young lady.

She is dependent on care and lives at home with us, her parents. It is easy initially to underestimate her needs which are complex. She is deaf in one ear and has deteriorating vision. She can become anxious and quiet in unusual circumstances, however, does not have to stick to daily rituals.

Our daughter is very chatty, interactive and good with computers.

Other Requirements 
• There is a genuine occupational requirement for a female support assistant "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must be willing not to smoke within our home
• Must have a UK driving licence. The use of our car is available when taking our daughter out.

• Other :
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
Duties Required:
Taking our daughter to art classes
Support to go shopping
Going to coffee shops
Support to do some cooking
Assisting with helping to make her bed
Taking to hospital appointments as required

Personal Care:
• Ensuring she is dressed appropriately
• Ensuring she has her purse/ phone when out
• Ensuring personal safety when out and about

Person specification
The successful applicant will: 
• Be female due to genuine occupational requirement
• Have a UK driving license and be willing to drive our car
• Be reliable and flexible
• Be patient, calm and understanding
• Be Clear speaking
• Be honest and cheerful
• Work to high standards of care
• Have good interpersonal skills
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