Female Personal Assistant

Ref: DP7368

Location: Worthing

Details

I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

15-30 hours active shifts and 1 to 2 days on call, with some weekend work required.

Hourly pay rate:

£13 per hour weekdays and £13.50 per hour weekends On-call 7am-10pm £40 per day (plus hourly rate if you are called out to double up with another PA)

Female PA needed for a fun, outgoing, young lady & her assistance dog in Worthing.

A PA Position is available to join our friendly team of carers to support a physically disabled woman who has full time care (7am-10pm) in her daily life, and help her pursue her varied interests and academic research.

We are looking for someone to do 22 hours a week as well as 1.5 on-calls per week. As a part of the PA team you also cover each other shifts e.g. Holidays and sickness and helping each other out.

Most importantly, you will share my passion of adventuring outdoors with my assistance dog, socialising (going for coffee & vegan food) and being an active member of the community.

I am a wheelchair user and due to the nature of my conditions, my needs can fluctuate on a daily basis. I have an AMAZING assistance dog to help with many tasks (and a cat who is friendly but not quite so helpful!), so you must be comfortable around animals.

Duties include:

  • Cooking
  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Housekeeping

As a member of my caring PA team, you’ll be responsible for a wide range of tasks that can vary by the day, so an amount of flexibility is required. Some of the main duties include:

  • Administration of medication and regular stock-taking
  • Accompanying and assisting me in my daily life and task's
  • Cooking simple vegan food
  • Pet care
  • Driving to and Attending appointments
  • General housework and light gardening
  • Occasional assistance with personal care

… and all sorts of other things!

Most importantly, you will share my passion of adventuring outdoors with my assistance dog, socialising (going for coffee & vegan food) and being an active member of the community.

I am a wheelchair user and due to the nature of my conditions, my needs can fluctuate on a daily basis. I have an AMAZING assistance dog to help with many tasks (and a cat who is friendly but not quite so helpful!), so you must be comfortable around animals.

Obviously, you’ll need to have a caring personality as well as a strong work ethic, and be able to keep a level head in stressful situations. Additionally, you need to be adaptable in the role and responsive to my needs; I am looking for someone who has a person-centred approach.

Candidate qualities:

  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

A caring disposition
genuine enthusiasm and a can-do attitude

Preferrable:
A clean, full UK manual driving licence. Must be 25+ for insurance purposes
Relatable training/ experience

Obviously, you’ll need to have a caring personality as well as a strong work ethic, and be able to keep a level head in stressful situations. Additionally, you need to be adaptable in the role and responsive to my needs; I am looking for someone who has a person-centred approach.

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