Direct Payments Working as a Personal Assistant Support Worker DP3105 Job Title: Support WorkerLocation: WorthingHourly rate: £10 per hourReference: DP3105 Hours/shifts: Minimum of 4 hours per week with the likelihood of more hours once the PA is familiar with the role. Summary I am an outgoing single mother and I am registered blind. I use a guide dog and have 4 children between the ages of 10 and 15. I require help in the home with domestic duties. I enjoy home cooking but am unable to do much of this due to my vision so someone who enjoys to cook or bake would be good. I have a small garden that requires some attention so an enjoyment in gardening (though limited to summer months) would be a bonus! I also require help with the children, though this is less now about bathing and dressing them as they are older and more about helping with homework tasks including art and reading material. I also require help out of the home – with the children as well as with me on my own. I enjoy going to evening events (comedy nights / theatre) but need someone with me as I am unable to get around unfamiliar venues well. I also need assistance with taking my guide dog, Es, to the park for her 'free run' a few times a week. To enable me to get out the successful candidate ideally should be able to drive. Other Requirements • UK driving licence • Access to own vehicle essentialAll 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. Description Typical dutiesDomestic - • Some food preparation• Washing up• Hoovering• Laundry• Shopping Personal Care: • Helping to select outfits that match Social: • Reading stories• Leisure activities • Comfortable taking my guide dog on occasion• Take the employer to appointments if needed e.g. School, Vets or other 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• 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•Will have UK Driving Licence and access to own vehicle. 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 and not Independent Lives.