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Personal Assistant

Job Reference: SUN15886JK1

Expiry Date: 8th March 2024

Location: Washington, Sunderland, North East
Hourly Rate of pay: £12.45
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 6

When you are Required

Specific days/times required:
• Monday,
• Tuesday,
• Wednesday,
• Thursday,
• Friday,
Dates and times are flexible and can be discussed at interview.

About the Employer

I am mum to a 46 year old lady who has a recent autism diagnosis but who is very intelligent and high functioning with no learning disability. I am looking for a PA to help build confidence and to provide friendship and support on social outings. Some personal care and household support will be needed.

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Mental Health

The employer's hobbies and interests:
• Going for walks• Outings on a bus• Visiting local shops and amenities.

Other relevant information
Tyne & Wear.

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.
• Assist with household chores and general homemaking.
• Assist and encourage socialisation, participating in activities.
• Promote and encourage friendships and independence.
• Develop a good and trusting one to one working relationship.

Support with personal hygiene when required with help to change socks and tie shoelaces. Support needed to change bedding as and when required. >

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.

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.
• Be empathetic.
• Previous caring experience is not essential, however you should have a genuine interest in supporting people with a disability/illness to achieve their goals.
• Be able to work flexibly, adapting to the employers needs on a daily basis.
• Flexibility would be an advantage as the hours may be variable.

To offer friendship, boost confidence and to support the client to become less isolated.

Does this position interest you?

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

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