Job Title: Social & Domestic Support Assistant
Location: Arundel            
Hourly rate: £11 per hour       
Reference: MP6400             
Hours/shifts: 5 Hours per week, possibly increasing to 9 hours per week.

These hours may be worked on Thursdays, Saturdays, Monday am, Wed am, Tues & Friday after 2pm.

Exact days/times to be agreed with employer on a weekly basis.

Summary
• Lady in her early 60’s looking to employ a Social & Domestic Support Assistant
• Employer is visually impaired and lives alone in her own home
• Able to read e mails via support equipment
• Suffers from severe stress and anxiety
• Osteoarthritis in hips but physically able bodied on short walks
• No personal care required
• Require assistance to choose matching outfits
• Require assistance with preparing healthy meals and freezing portions
• Require assistance with general household tasks such as laundry, changing bedclothes, cleaning and tidying.
• Would like support to assist with accessing local community and attending activities
• Assistance with correspondence, filing, reading etc
• Assistance with online shopping plus support with occasional shopping trips
• Support with basic PC tasks
Employer regularly attends her local church and has a great interest in music, singing and piano. She has won a number of awards for singing/piano.

Other Requirements
• 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
Domestic -      
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Changing bed linen
Bed making
Taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Tidying
Assisting with online shopping
Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork

Plus any other related tasks as required

Personal Care:
Assist employer to choose matching outfits

Social:           
Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities such as Spanish lessons & Lunch club
Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.
Occasional longer journeys
Accompanying on general trips out
Driving and accompanying to social events such as Lunch Club and choir if required

The above duties will involve driving the employer in your own vehicle in return for mileage at 35p per mile.
Plus any other related tasks as required

 
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 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.