Direct Payments Working as a personal assistant Support Assistant DP1414 Job Title: Support AssistantLocation: Crawley Hourly rate: £11.00 per hour Reference: DP1414 Hours/shifts: 9am – 2.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 16.5 hours a week Summary • I am a 54 year old lady living at home with my parents.• I need support with accessing the community particularly the day centre I visit. • I have a severe learning disability and I need you to ensure my safety at all times. • I have a very supportive family who know my needs very well. Other Requirements Full UK driving licence and access to car is needed to transport me to the Day Centre All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical duties Personal Care: There is no specific personal care involved in this role, however I may need some assistance when out. Social: I need support when visiting the Day Centre which I attend 3 times a week. I will need support and assistance to engage in activities in order to make the most of my time there. A flexible approach will be needed as I may be more inclined to engage depending on my mood. I require you to ensure my safety at all times whilst we are there. Person specificationThe 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• Patience and possess excellent communication skills• 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 role you will be employed directly through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.