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2 Personal Assistants

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Midlands Rate of Pay: £9.00 per hour

Hours per Week: Post one: 9 hours per week plus 7 hours per week social support. Post two: 9 hours per week. See times required for more info.

Job Reference: RLKTX Expires: 27th November 2017

About the Employer

A lady living with her loving family and her two pets.

I have degenerative motor Neuron condition known as ATAXIA for the last 15 years.

This affects my co-ordination, mobility eating, drinking, balance and I have weight bearing problems which comes from lack of balance and co-ordination. I have a manual wheelchair.

My speech is impaired because of the ATAXIA, so I repeat things to be understood.  I can choke on my saliva and need someone to be with me when I am drinking and eating.  I am severely visually impaired and have clinical depression.

I enjoy having conversations like to watch Chinese TV and enjoy Asian food.  I love flowers, being in my garden and enjoy trips out to local parks and gardens.


Summary of Duties

Lunch time duties - Double up shifts

Support me to use the toilet

Prepare lunch and drinks and stay with me when I am eating and drinking

Support me to wipe/wash hands

Support me with gentle exercise (follow instructions on sheet)

Ensure bathroom and kitchen are clean after use.

Change bedding

Laundry

 

Afternoon support - Double up shifts

Support me to use the toilet

Support me with drinks and eating

Support me with gentle exercise

 

Evening support - Double up shifts

Support me to use the toilet

Support me to have a shower using the turntable

Support me to get ready for bed

Support me with drinks and eating

Ensure I am comfortable for the evening

 

Social Support - One to One

Support me to access the community

Take me to any medical appointments as required

Support me with anything that I may reasonably request.


The Person They Are Looking For

Be patient, supportive, caring and positive with a good sense of humour.

Be honest, reliable and trustworthy.

Knowledge and experience of working with people with motor neuron conditions or mobility restricted people desirable.  

Clear communication skills.

Able to remain calm in stressful situations.

Flexibility and good availability.

The ability to think on your feet.


The Times Required

Post One- 9 Hours per week (Cover double up shifts below)  Plus 7 hours per week social support

Post Two - 9 hours per week 

 

3 x Double up shift:

1.30pm to 2pm

3.30pm to 4pm

5.30pm to 6pm


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