Details

I am looking for personal care  for a woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Up to 16hrs per week

Hourly pay rate:

£12 per hour

Location:

Angmering, UK

Personal Assistant

DP2488

We are looking for a reliable, patient and adaptable person to provide practical support. 

The role will also require psychological and social support around developing the client's independence at home and outside.

Experience of working with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive disorder would be an asset, but is not essential.

The role is for up to 16 hours per week. Shift days and times to be agreed at interview. Salary is negotiable

Duties include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

Shopping locally with awareness of food allergies and directed by client
Meal preparation
Liaison with other team members and medical staff as directed and necessary
Psychological and social support around developing independence in the home and outside
Working within routines, objectives and guidelines devised by team manager and client
Developing relationship with client, using encouragement, support and understanding of the presenting problems

*This is a new role so the tasks detailed above are not exhaustive. Full orientation will be provided.

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

Be a team player able to adapt to multiple roles when required.
Be able to present a confident demeanour in social situations.
Be used to working autonomously, with a team and with the client
Have enhanced communication skills, both in conversation, and written word.
Be competent with non-verbal communication to assess client mood/motivation on a day to day basis to
Determine ability of client coping versus needing to be 'cared for'/reassured
Be comfortable with texting and email etc as main means of communication
Have patience and compassion with a flexible approach
Have experience in health and/or caring desirable.
Knowledge of mental health issues and autistic spectrum disorder an asset but not essential
Be willing to attend training as necessary
Be local preferably but not essential.
Be clean, with good hygiene awareness due to implications of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder when working face to face

Notes:

Non-smoker due to medical reasons

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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