Personal Assistant

Ref: CZ8096

Location: Storrington

Details

I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

6 hrs on Weds with possibility of additional hrs Sundays and in college holidays

Hourly pay rate:

£13.00

We are looking for a dynamic female PA to support our daughter, who is 20-years old and has a learning disability.

She is a happy, generally chatty 20-year-old and loves music, musicals, theatre, cinema and TV shows – Strictly Come Dancing & Bake Off being some of her favourite.

She is very sociable, loves food, cooking and seeing her friends for social activities.

She is in her third year at college and is thinking about what she’d like to study next and working hard on her independence skills.

The role would be to provide support and encouragement to go out and about to practise safe travel and reinforcing her own personal safety, interacting with people in person and on-line, help using money and making transactions in shops.

Also support with keeping fit and healthy by attending the gym and supporting with swimming

On alternate Wednesdays she attends a charity kitchen where she bakes and her PA would need to be able to support her to travel there (3 miles from home) and participate in this activity with her.

PA work would be on a Wednesday all day with possible Sunday afternoons and work in evenings from time to time plus additional days in holidays

Duties include:

  • Personal grooming
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

  • Support to practise at travelling around safely (from crossing roads,
  • help with navigating to shops to catching buses for example),
  • model and reinforce good personal safety and support to interact with people (at shops, library, leisure centre, friendship groups etc),
  • reinforcing safe practises in person and on-line, guided help using money and transactions in shops,
  • help with conversation and reading
  • proactive encouragement and help to get out and about keeping fit and healthy.
  • from time to time, she might need help and direction with personal care.

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
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Kind and patient nature.
  •  Positive and encouraging disposition.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable people with learning disability

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours

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

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