Personal Assistant

Ref: DP4944

Location: Worthing

Details

I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

10am - 5pm every other Saturday, one afternoon a week after school & help during school holidays (hours to be discussed at interview).

Hourly pay rate:

£9.50 per hour

Hello! Thank you for reading my advert. I'm looking for someone to support me on the weekends, after school and during school holidays and help me get out and about more.
I like to swim and go to the beach or the park. I also really enjoy going to the cinema or listening to music. Or just sitting down for a bit of people watching and having a chat.

I am a 15 year old boy with autism and down's syndrome. I'm also a type 1 diabetic, so if you have experience administering insulin that would be great, but if not, we can get you trained up.

I can walk for short distances when I have someone to hold on to, but for longer distances I will need to use my wheelchair.

I will also need some help with personal care from time to time and you'll need to help me get changed if we go swimming together.

My autism means that I have no awareness of danger, so you'll need to be extra alert when we're spending time together, especially when I'm not in my wheelchair.

I haven't had a PA in a few months, so I'm really looking forward to the chance to meeting someone new and being able to do all the things that I enjoy doing. I hope to hear from you soon!

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Moving and handling
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Transportation
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Clinical tasks

  • Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym.
  • Support needed when outside of wheelchair with stairs
  • Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities
  • Accompanying on trips out eg to the beach, cinema & park.
  • The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out.

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours, Vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission

Notes:

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9