Personal Assistant for day shifts

Ref: ES3311

Location: Heathfield


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

The hours we are looking for are: twelve-hour shift of 8.00am – 8.00pm. (mainly weekends) Some half day shifts of 8.00am – 1.00pm and 1.00pm – 8.00pm are also available

Hourly pay rate:


We are looking for a PA to join our team of 5 to work with a 48 year old lady who has a brain injury and complex needs who lives in her family home.  The person needs to have a sense of humour and be energetic.  Common sense and to remain calm under pressure are imperative.  The ability to have a vision of how to improve the quality of life for someone with profound complex needs would be much appreciated.  There is in depth training which involves hard work both physically and mentally but also much laughter. Staff work on a 2:1 ratio and we are looking for someone who could work approximately 36 hours per week.   Experience is not essential as training will be given on the job. There is a 6 month probationary period.  The candidate must have transport as the location is rural.  You will be entitled to 5.6 weeks holiday a year

This is a challenging role that requires a creative thinker with a positive attitude, dedication and enthusiasm. You will need to be patient, reliable, flexible, empathetic and able to work as part of a team. You will also need to be sensitive to the needs of people while adapting to a new environment and be able to remain calm under pressure and be physically able.

This is a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to someone’s life.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Looking after pets
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

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
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours


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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