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Personal Assistant/Carer

ADA/PER536965/AH
Monthly
Permanent
Part-Time
Brighton ,
Brighton

 

Job Purpose and work duties

Job purpose:

Assisting adorable blind young lady with mild autism and significant learning difficulties in taking part in leisure activities and some personal care/housekeeping. She has a very agreeable personality and a true zest for life although it is important to remember she values her personal space and prefers a sensitive, gentle approach.

Based in Hove.

 

Work Duties will include:

Helping with

 

We are looking for a warm, empathetic and bubbly PA who can involve cared person with special needs in activities from walks to attending coffee shops, music therapy sessions and more but also to spend some quality time together indoor on a rainy day. She loves listening to music and films.

A limited amount of personal care is required as well. Some housekeeping (meal preparation, helping her tidy up her room, putting clothes in washing machine/dryer) might be  needed from time to time but not an essential part of the role.

 

Supporting

With mobility of employer since she has total visual impairment, preferred method is to be guided by taking the elbow.

 

 

Details of required tasks:

The main aim is to have someone involve cared person in leisure activities however from time to time the following may be required:

  • Meal preparation or eating out together.
  • Tidying up room or preparing clothes for the wash.
  • Some help with brushing teeth and minimal help with toilet, she can easily use bathroom but some support is needed- will specify in person.
  • Help with shower.
  • To carry out outdoor activities is fine to use public transport together however a driving licence and owning a car might be an advantage.

 

 

Other requirements

  • Working in a safe way and highlighting health and safety concerns
  • Assisting with management of employer’s health risks
  • Establish and maintain effective communication
  • Maintaining confidentiality

 

 

Location

Within employer’s home at Hove and in surrounding area. Beautiful seaside landscape an included bonus!

 

Hours and rate of pay

Rate per hour £10.14.

12 hours per week with some degree of flexibility.

 

Experience and Skills

  • Experience with people who have special needs.
  • Visual impairment, ASD and learning difficulties preferable.
  • Ability to speak some Italian preferable.
  • Experience delivering some personal care.
  • Ability to cook basic meals in accordance with cared person’s taste (pasta with tomato sauce, grilled/pan fried fish, meat or vegetables).

 

Requirements for applicant

  • It is fine to use public transport together however a driving licence and owning a car might be an advantage
  • Fully DBS checked

 

 

“Equality’s Act: Section 9; Schedule 83 [Work: Exceptions] (Part 1; Occupational Requirements) - applies to this post”

 

 

  • ‘Please note that this advert has been placed on behalf of one of our customers.  Should your application be successful and you are offered the position, you will be directly employed by the customer and not by PeoplePlus’