Job Title: Personal Support Assistant for holiday and sickness cover
Location: Haywards Heath
Hourly rate: £9.10 per hour week days. £10.10 per hour weekend days.
Reference: DP6872
Hours/Shifts:  Hours to cover holidays (Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays daytime. 1 weekend day, 3 weekday evenings Tues-Thurs) and sickness.

I am a 28 year old female - creative, intelligent (so I’m told!), fun and I love the outdoors! I have PoTS - Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, a condition that affects many aspects of my life but I try to stay as independent as possible (with a bit of support from you) so I can continue to enjoy every day activities.
I love anything creative, walks out in nature, spending time around animals and going to the cinema. I honestly believe that this could be a really fun and enjoyable role for the right person!

Other Requirements 
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Comfortable around pets - I have an indoor cat and two very lovely outdoor rabbits who I will need some help caring for.

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.

Typical duties

Domestic -
Laundry: hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away

Laundry: Loading and unloading the washing machine / tumble dryer / washing line

Changing bed linen / making the bed

General cleaning

Taking out rubbish

General housework

Minor household maintenance/

Personal Care: 
To be on call in my home when I shower as this activity increases my risk of fainting. This is the full extent of the personal care I require

• The role would also involve accompanying me on a trip out at the weekends and ensuring my safety in the event that I faint while out in public.
Accompanying and assisting on shopping trips
Accompanying during social and leisure activities
Accompanying during doctors / hospital appointments
Accompanying and assisting when buying clothes (trying on clothes, lifting clothes from rails)
Occasional longer journeys
Accompanying on trips out

 Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 
• Female due to personal care needs
• A background in first aid would be useful, though not essential, training can be provided.
• Kind, caring and willing to take their lead from me as it is important to me to maintain as much independence as possible.
• Ideally have some flexibility around hours in order to fit in with employer’s schedule.
• 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
No previous experience necessary, just a kind and compassionate nature, and a willingness to learn about my individual needs and mental health.

If you would like to apply for this position please send your name, email address, phone number and job reference number to [email protected] so the employer can contact you for an initial chat. This may be via email, phone or whatsapp etc.

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