Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Social & Domestic Support Assistant MP6400 Job Title: Social & Domestic Support Assistant Location: Arundel Hourly rate: £11 per hour Reference: MP6400 Hours/shifts: 5 Hours per week. - Possibility this may slightly increase in the future. Friday – 10am-3pm. The above times may be flexible by agreement with employer. Summary Lady in her early 60’s looking to employ a Social & Domestic Support Assistant Employer is severely visually impaired and lives in her own home Able to read e mails via support equipment Suffers from 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.