Job Reference: WAK1440062AW2 Expires: 29th January 2018
I require a Personal Assistant to support my father who has a diagnosis of Alzheimers.
My father is a former professional who values his independence who currently relies highly on my mother who herself requires a level of support.
He has a keen interest in sports, particularly football, and it is important that he is encouraged to remain as independent as possible whilst his safety and wellbeing are also considered.
The successful applicants will be required to complete/support with the following tasks:
Personal care, including washing and dressing
Cooking and preparing meals
Cleaning and household duties
Shopping (with or without my mother)
Most importantly, the right candidate will provide a high level of emotional support to both my mother and father, ensuring a good quality of life for the whole family.
Other duties may be required as and when required but these will be discussed.
You will (essential):
Have a bubbly and outgoing personality
Be focused with a good attention to detail
Be patient and provide a calming atmosphere
Be relatively flexible with times of work (although this will be negotiated at interview)
You will (desirable):
Have experience of working within the care sector and/or have knowledge surrounding Alzheimer’s disease
Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure (costs will be covered). Two satisfactory references will be required
Car owner and full valid driving license essential (business insurance required).You will be required to use your own car and sometimes drive our family vehicle for transporting my father
To be discussed at interview although some flexibility will be required. 2 x PAs – PA1 = 30hrs p/w, PA2 = 18hrs p/w (some flexibility may be required, hours may be negotiated within reason)