Female Personal Assistant-DP5890
Job Reference No DP5890 Job Title: Female Personal Assistant Job location: Pound Hill Crawley Job/Contract Type - (Permanent/ Part Time etc) Permanent Part time Hours/shifts: 3-4 hours term time. 4 hours in holidays Hourly Rate: £ £13 when looking after both young adults Specific Criteria Required: *Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies Must be comfortable with pets Must have a UK driving licence Must have access to own vehicle Other : All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. I am looking for a patient and reliable PA for my sometimes challenging 15 year old daughter who has Downs syndrome, to help her access the community and increase her independence, by taking her to various activities. Experience preferred but not essential as full training will be given. 45p per mile mileage. About the Employer I am a mother to my 15 year old daughter who has Down's Syndrome. She is thoughtful and engaging but can display challenging behaviours. She enjoys many different activities including swimming, bowling and theme parks. Her challenging behaviour can manifest as attention seeking or boredom and she can push people both known and unknown often without warning. She will require constant supervision when interacting with others particularly those younger than herself. My daughter has communication difficulties and uses Makaton signing to aid communication but can be difficult to understand particularly as she has hearing problems. Nature of the Work I would like to employ someone to accompany my daughter, accessing the community, taking her to various activities . Keeping my daughter safe when out and about and helping her to remember about stranger danger and the green cross code. Supervising and supporting my daughter's interaction with others so it is safe and enjoyable. Typical Tasks will include Personal Care: To help my daughter with toileting in that she will need reminding or she will have an accident. To help and supervise with getting dressed and personal care in general whilst encouraging independence. Social: Accompanying my daughter when accessing social and leisure activities, including swimming, bowling and going to theme parks. The above duties will preferably involve driving the employer in the PA's car Person Specification -The successful applicant will be: Female * due to personal care needs 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 Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.