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Personal Assistant

Location: Rugby, Midlands Rate of Pay: £9.50 per hour plus access to a pension scheme

Hours per Week: 10 hours per week

Job Reference: WAR1441078KR5 Expires: 7th November 2019

About the Employer

I am a woman with dystonia and associated conditions wishing to employ a Personal assistant or assistants to support me with my life style and daily living tasks. I live in my own home and I need support to enable me to live as independently as possible and fulfil my aspirations.

Knowledge of my condition will be useful but not essential.

I wear a lifeline linked to the local authority.

Training can be provided so no previous care experience is required but you must be of a caring nature. The position will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

My interests include music, meditation, gardening, reading and I enjoy creative activities, I will require support to enjoy all of these interests as and when they are undertaken.

I require Medication to be administered morning and night from blister packs and recorded in daily diary.

As my home address is on a new build site you may need access to a vehicle to attend work- details of local transport facilities will be supplied when available.

Summary of Duties

Your specific responsibilities will depend on the hours you work and what part of my daily routine this covers.

For example you may be asked to:

  • Undertake household duties
  • Write clear notes in the daily diary using professional and respectful language and report any accidents
  • Communicate appropriately with me and any other individual highlighted by me
  • Collect medicines etc from pharmacy
  • Be mindful of Health and Safety matters and responsible for my welfare and yours
  • Be prepared to undertake training
  • Support me on my engagements
  • Realise my aspirations
  • Communicate effectively
  • Treat my home with care and respect
  • Listen patiently and respectfully
  • Carry out any other reasonable requests I may make
  • To respect my privacy whilst being aware of the need for confidentiality in all aspects of your work
  • Assist me with my correspondence and administrative tasks

The Person They Are Looking For

  • The ideal candidate or candidates will need to be adaptable and flexible with working times and hours and be able to react to shift changes to cover my needs.
  • There will be morning and evening shifts, so employer will look at specific shift pattern requests.
  • Experience of working in the care sector is desirable but not necessary, as training can be provided.
  • Be physically able and strong enough to support me, lift and push my wheelchair on days when I need to use it.
  • Be flexible, accepting that working hours that can be prone to variation as and when my condition dictates.
  • As I am a Lifeline wearer you may be asked to allow your name to be the first point of contact.
  • Be willing to help where possible to cover for a shift in an emergency.
  • Reliable, punctual and take responsibility in all your tasks.
  • Be capable of taking instructions from me.
  • Be capable of using your time efficiently around the house when I am not in need of personal support.
  • Be honest and trustworthy in all your undertakings.
  • Be capable of confidentiality, privacy and respectful towards all team members.
  • Be well mannered and discreet.
  • Communicate with thoughtfulness and clarity and be a patient listener.
  • Learn to be aware of how my physical needs change and my energy levels fluctuate.
  • Have a positive and encouraging mind-set.
  • Be a non-smoker whilst at work.
  • If you have a pet please avoid having pet hairs on your person as both of these affect my health and wellbeing.
  • Enable me to be independent and respect my personal space.

The Times Required

Monday to Saturday.

1 hour support (to be completed between 8:30 am to 10:30 am).

1 hour support (to be completed between 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm).

Suggested flexibility on start and finish times accepted.

applicants requesting as and when hours will also be considered

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