Details

I am looking for personal care for a woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Monday-Fridays:1.5 hours am (between 8.30-10am), 1.5 hours pm (5.30-7pm), times can be flexible. 3 hours per week Fridays (times flexible). The occasional overnight care might be required. Job shares welcome.

Hourly pay rate:

10

Female Personal Assistant/Support Worker

NDS6612

I am a 31-year-old,easy-going lady who loves having a good chat with people and enjoys baking and crafting.

I am looking for a kind and caring PA who I can build a friendship with, but who can still be professional in their role.

I live with chronic pain, bowel disease and other ailments that can cause me to have good days and extremely bad days. I try to manage the best I can and will need someone who can get to know me well and respond to my needs and respect how I like things to be done.

The role will mainly involve supporting me with domestic tasks and some personal care. There may be times I need to get out to the shops or attend appointments, so having a car is important to this role. I need a PA who has a positive outlook, motivating and encouraging me to complete tasks and help me with my admin and paperwork. Hopefully there will be fun and laughter along the way!

Duties include:

  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Looking after pets
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

Accompanying and assisting me on shopping trips, visiting friends, going out to lunch and other social events.
Accompanying me to doctors/hospital appointments when required
Occasional longer journeys
Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the vets (this is not a necessity)
The above duties will involve driving me in your car, lifting a portable mobility scooter in/out of car. Taking apart and putting the mobility scooter together (training will be provided).
Assisting me with my hobbies i.e. baking and crafts

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Must be comfortable with pets

Previous experience of working with someone with chronic pain and bowel disease is preferred but this is not essential.

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

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