Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Support Worker/Personal Assistant TB1342 Location: Waterlooville Hourly rate: £9 per hour Reference: TB1342 Summary Employer has hearing and visual impairments and has a fully trained assistance dog. She requires daily living support to maintain a safe home, maintain paperwork, driving to access the community and shopping. Must be comfortable with being around a dog and having it travel in the car. BSL not required. Other requirements Must be comfortable with pets – has an assistance dogMust have a UK driving licence Must have access to own vehicle 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. Typical Tasks will includeDomestic - - Shopping - General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.- Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing- Picking up, keeping floors clear of tripping hazards- Putting things away in designated places- Organising food and checking for expiry dates- Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork Social: Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when requiredAccompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities The successful applicant will be: Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityReliable with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic, tidy minded and well organisedFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesPatience and possess excellent interpersonal skillsHonest and cheerfulCreativeAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.