Live in Housekeeper / Companion job in Petworth, West Sussex
Live in Housekeeper /Companion required near Petworth Start end November Salary £35k+ Gross Per annum ( Approx £500npw)
A wonderful new role for an experienced housekeeper / Companion , supporting a single lady in her 50's with mild learning difficulties and looking after her beautiful 2 bed cottage. The lady is very independent and physically fit and well but does require some assistance with general life administration and getting to her social engagements and activities ( she visits daily with family who live nearby) . She needs help with understanding and arrangement of daily routine, travel, diary management, appearance, shopping etc. She benefits from encouragement & support in cooking, tidying up, exercise and reassurance in situations that stress her and changes to her routine. Previous carer experience for someone with special needs would be an advantage (No personal care is required) . We are looking for someone who is kind, organised, empathetic , patient and energetic with a bright, positive personality, lots of common sense and who loves the countryside and spending time with people. As this is new role the requirements and duties will evolve to suit and remuneration as well.
Duties to include
- Hands on Housekeeping, Cleaning , Washing and Ironing
- PA / Admin duties as needed
- General company and Companionship
- Driving the client to appointments, shopping and social engagements as required
- Cooking and eating with the lady, to cook to a good family level- an interest in nutrition would be a bonus
- Shopping and running errands
Partners cannot be accommodated but pets will be considered ( 1 cat or 1 dog can be accommodated) .
Driving essential, you must be a confident driver. If you prefer to use your car for work purposes , an allowance and expenses will be paid. Otherwise a car can be provided.
Hours Monday – Friday split shift approx 9am-8pm with time off during the day approx. 40 hours per week with flexibility
Accommodation Separate 2 bed self contained cottage- can be furnished or unfurnished
Salary £35k+ Gross per annum ( if hours longer additional salary will be offered)
Start End November
Job Reference 89472
Consultant to contact ;-Rebecca Liljeros