I am looking for personal care for a woman
The candidate should be a woman
Drivers licence required: Yes
Own vehicle needed: No
Hours per week:
Monday – Friday 7.30am-9.30am and 2pm-5pm. Times can be flexible depending on activities involved.
Hourly pay rate:
£12 per hour
Personal Assistant with Admin Support- Urgently required
Assistance is required with all aspects of my daily life, including personal care, administration, some domestic tasks and accompanying me to social activities. I need someone with good IT skills, who can use programs such as Word and Excel to help me with my household and employer paperwork.
I have a busy social life and am looking for a friendly, patient, outgoing carer who can support me to maintain my independence, who can learn to recognise when I need help and be responsive to my needs.
This role will require you to drive me in my own wheelchair adapted vehicle.
- Dressing / undressing
- Bathroom assistance
- Medication prompting/administering
- Personal grooming
- Eating and drinking assistance
- Moving and handling
- Clinical tasks
- Other relevant duties as required
Support me to Identify when PA’s training expires and to help book training courses.
Support to help me train other PA’s when necessary
File household and employer paperwork
Assistance with payroll admin i.e. timesheets and form filling
Reading letters and emails and help with writing replies.
Making phone calls on my behalf if required
Form-filling and any other administration tasks as required
Respond to emergency calls if required
Medication dispensing as directed by me i.e. helping to take the tablets from the foil/packets and putting the medication in my mouth, using a nebuliser.
You will need to support me with chest physiotherapy exercises and other physiotherapy daily; training will be provided. Support using the Acapella Breathing Aid- training will be provided
Accompanying and assisting me on shopping trips when required
Accompanying when clothes buying, including help with undressing/dressing and lifting clothes off the rails
Accompanying me when accessing social and leisure activities, including swimming and art classes and seeing friends.
Accompanying me on longer journeys e.g. to London by car or train to get my splints reviewed
Accompanying on trips out e.g. the vet, the church, theatre group, work, pubs and cafes, cinema, theatre and shows
Some of the above duties will involve driving my car, which I am wheeled into, and pushing my manual wheelchair when out.
Assisting me and another carer to go out for a daily walk.
- 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
- 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
Honest, cheerful and with a good sense of humour
Someone who will take time to listen to me and work out what I want
Good IT and admin skills
Be happy to take regular lateral flow tests
As this position involves you driving my car, I am restricted to employing people who are aged 25 years or over due to insurance rules.
The role requires close personal contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission. Preference may be given to applicants who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Careful consideration will be given to applicants who can show the vaccination is not suitable for them on reasonable grounds.
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