Location: Chichester, West Sussex
Hourly rate: £10 per hour
Reference: DP6313
Hours/shifts: 4 hours a week (Wednesdays, Thursdays or Sundays)
Summary


Description


I am looking for a personal assistant to help me live independently and help with domestic duties and social activities.

I am 25 year old man with Cerebral Palsy who lives independently and uses a wheelchair.

I’d like some help around the house, so things like washing and ironing as well as general household tasks like changing lightbulbs and tidying. Someone with green fingers would be especially appreciated to help take care of my front garden.

But primarily, I’m looking for someone on the same hobbies as me, who’s friendly and sociable who likes to get out and do things, even if it’s just going to the shops or the cinema and would drive me in their car.

Typical duties

Domestic -

Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Shopping
Maintenance of small garden, perhaps half an hour a week


Social:

• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including the hairdresser.
• Driving and accompanying to social events such as:
• Cinema
• The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car.


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
• 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.