I am looking for personal care for a man
Drivers licence required: Yes
Own vehicle needed: No
Hours per week:
24-hour shift to include a sleeping night. 6 – 10 shifts per 4 weeks, plus shifts to cover holiday & sickness.
Hourly pay rate:
£208 per shift
Personal Support Assistant
We enjoy life to the full participating in a variety of activities including swimming, horse riding, skiing, and summer holidays. We require an honest, reliable PSA with a good sense of humour, who is willing to accompany us on social activities, holidays, and appointments and who as the ability to cook.
We are looking for a personal support assistant to join our existing, friendly team, if this sounds like the right role, please see more details below.
During your shift you will have your own room with shared bathroom for use by both PSA's on duty, tv, tea & coffee making facilities.
We all eat together so your meals will be provided during shifts this also includes when we go out for lunch/ Dinner, whilst away on social visits or on holidays.
Flexible and adaptable
Self-motivated, able to work with own initiative
- Dressing / undressing
- Bathroom assistance
- Moving and handling
Cleaning of wheelchairs and car
Mealtimes e.g. preparing good quality meals, feeing the employer, providing drinks
Assistance with Physiotherapy exercises – training will be provided
Support with correspondence and household paperwork e.g. reading letter aloud, writing replies, form filling.
Assistance in the use of the employer’s laptop computer and speech device, including assistance in ‘loading’ the employer’s speech device
Driving the employer in his own car
At certain times of the year, to accompany the employer to the employer’s work
Accompanying on trips out e.g. to restaurants, shops, pubs, clubs, theatre, cinema, meeting friends and family and swimming
Accompanying to sporting activities e.g. Boccia and wheelchair football
Assisting in making presentations to public audiences
- 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
- Able to always work to high standards of health & safety
Able to strictly observe my privacy and confidentiality
Honest and trustworthy
Cheerful, positive and self motivated
You must have a clean UK drivers’ licence, be over 25 for insurance purposes, happy to drive large accessible automatic vehicles. No experience necessary as full training will be given.
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