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Female Personal Assistant (some flexibility is required)

Location: Nuneaton, Midlands Rate of Pay: £9.25 per hour (mileage: 40p per mile)

Hours per Week: 6 hours per week, plus cover for holidays and sickness

Job Reference: LLKTB Expires: 4th December 2017

Female Personal Assistant (SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT SECTION 7 (2) (B) (ii) APPLIES)

About the Employer

I have a brain injury and the condition M.E. which means that I need support with many aspects of daily living. I volunteer a few hours a week, and I am hoping to recruit a Personal Assistant who can help me live an independent life.

 

As my Personal Assistant your job will be to provide personal, domestic and social support. You must be reliable and able to work flexible hours.  You must also be able to respect my privacy and have an understanding of the need for confidentiality in all areas of this work. You will also be able to work on your own initiative

 

You will help to enable me to carry out any chosen activity whether inside or outside my home, by carrying out any other requests which I may reasonably make.

 

You will need to be a car owner and driver and will need Business Insurance on your car to take me out. Petrol expenses will be paid at 0.40p per mile for mileage used to take me out.

 

My Personal Assistant must be able to handle the physical skills of lifting, pushing, and bending.  You do not have to be physically strong to do this but it does help, as does good general health.


Summary of Duties

Main Duties

 

The Personal Assistant will be expected to carry out following tasks:

 

Personal Tasks:

Help with mobility both in and outside the home. (Although I am fully ambulant, I do occasionally require extra help)

Although I can manage most aspects of my personal care, there are times I may need help showering, getting dressed

Help with preparation of food, making lunch etc.

Help with attending and organising appointments (hospital, dentist etc.)

Helping me maintain contact with my family and friends.

Supporting me to deal with my correspondence (such as phone calls, letter writing, filing, paying bills etc.)

Collecting prescriptions/reminding me to take my medication

Assisting with getting to and taking part in social activities such as visiting the gym, swimming and seeing family and friends.

Assist me to help me look after my cat.

 

Domestic Assistance:

Light Household tasks

Laundry and ironing

Changing bed linen

Hygienic Cleaning

Food/drinks preparation

Shopping and putting away

Assist with cleaning out my pet cat

 

Health and safety

 

You have a duty as an employee to report all accidents to your employer immediately. You must record all details in the accident book.

You have a duty as an employee to report all defects and or hazards which may give rise to an accident.

 

Supervision:

 

As my Personal Assistant you will be directed by and accountable to me in all aspects of your work.  You should always ask what my needs are and listen to my directions and requests.

 

Special Conditions:

 

The post is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check at the employers request prior to commencing employment. This is confidential and at no cost to yourself.

You need a full clean driving license and be a car owner with business insurance, mileage paid. 

 

The post carries a 3 month probationary period.


The Person They Are Looking For

As my Personal Assistant your job will be to provide personal, domestic and social support. You must be reliable and able to work flexible hours.  You must also be able to respect my privacy and have an understanding of the need for confidentiality in all areas of this work. You will also be able to work on your own initiative

 

You will help to enable me to carry out any chosen activity whether inside or outside my home, by carrying out any other requests which I may reasonably make.

 

You will need to be a car owner and driver and will need Business Insurance on your car to take me out. Petrol expenses will be paid at 0.40p per mile for mileage used to take me out.

 

My Personal Assistant must be able to handle the physical skills of lifting, pushing, and bending.  You do not have to be physically strong to do this but it does help, as does good general health.


The Times Required

10am - 1pm.

Flexibility is required in order to accommodate the needs of the employer.


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