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Female Personal Assistant

Please note: Personal Assistant
(Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, PART 1 Applies)

Job Reference: 14340WARRB17

Expiry Date: 8th March 2024

Location: Rugby, West Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £11.20
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 14-22 hours

When you are Required

Dates and times are flexible and can be discussed at interview.

About the Employer

Purpose of Job I am an Asian – Pakistani woman and I live in my own home along with my family. I am looking to recruit 1 personal assistant; I would like to have a personal assistant to assist with my daily needs. Due to the nature of my illness I am no longer able to complete some of my personal care and need two personal assistants to assist me. My bed is down stairs and I spend most of the day there and require the personal assistants to come in 4 times a day. The time I am looking for is 8am for 30minutes, 12noon for 15minutes again at 4pm and 8pm for 30minutes seven days per week. I am quite happy to split the hours to Monday to Friday and weekend care. We can discuss this at the interview. There are some additional hours for light domestic tasks. As my personal assistant your job will entail personal care (double up) and meal assistance. I will be responsible for organising the assistance I require, so I am hoping to employ PA’s who will support me to maintain my independence in my home and in the future in the community. Due to the intimate nature of some of the help I require, I would prefer that my assistance is given by a woman who must be reliable, sensitive, supportive, patient, good sense of humour, sensible in a crisis, use their own initiative, be punctual and maintain my safety at all times. My personal assistant must be able to handle the physical skills of lifting, pushing, and bending specialist equipment is provided. You do not have to be physically strong to do this but it does help, as does good general health. Any training issues will be discussed with the successful applicant(s), depending on their skills and experience. Contingency plans have to be arranged by myself therefore in the event of annual leave or sickness periods PA’s may be asked to provide cover for absent colleagues. Personal Tasks Assisting me with my morning routine washing drying dressing etc. Going to the toilet Transport to medical appointments when required Assisting me to transfer in and out of my wheelchair using a turn stile Ensuring that I am comfortable in my surroundings and to ensure the safety of the individual at all times. Support with night time routine getting ready for bed etc. Using any disability equipment (training will be provided if required) Preparation of meals Asian food - maintaining high standards of hygiene throughout the kitchen area Preparation of drinks and snacks throughout the day. Light domestic tasks Health & Safety You have a responsibility as an Employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You must record all details in the accident book. You have a duty to report defects and /or hazards which may give rise to an accident Required qualities and conditions: Urdu/Panjabi speaking Good health/fit (able to lift/push wheelchair if needed). Non Smoker. Able to work flexibly. Able to follow instructions accurately from employer. Reliable, trustworthy with a good sense of humour. Patience and empathy. Prepared to accept specific training. An enhanced criminal record bureau check will be required. Legally entitled to work in the U.K. Full UK driving licence

Employer Disability and Health Conditions

Other relevant information

About the Role

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support and/or prompt with personal care. This may include toileting, showering/bathing, getting in and out of bed, getting dressed.
• Support and/or prompt with cooking/meal preparation and eating meals/drinks.
• Support and/or prompt the individual to take medication.
• Assist with household chores and general homemaking.
• Support and/or prompt to attend appointments as necessary, e.g. hospital/doctors.
• Develop a good and trusting one to one working relationship.

? Urdu/Panjabi speaking ? Good health/fit (able to lift/push wheelchair if needed). ?>

The individuals needs may vary from day to day and your tasks may reflect this. You could be required to perform other duties as reasonably required.

You have a responsibility as an employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You have a duty to report defects and / or hazards which may give rise to an accident. You are to ensure the safety of the individual at all times.

Transport Requirement

Car driver and car owner – must have business insurance.

Required Skills

• Be honest, reliable, trustworthy and punctual.• Maintain confidentiality and respect privacy, including the prohibited use of social media in relation to the job role.
• To be able to work on own initiative.
• Be patient, supportive and caring.
• Have good listening skills and be able to provide non-judgemental emotional support.
• Previous caring experience is not essential, however you should have a genuine interest in supporting people with a disability/illness to achieve their goals.
• Have a lively personality.

? An enhanced criminal record bureau check will be required. ? Legally entitled to work in the U.K.

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This advert may close before the stated date if sufficient applications are received.

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