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JOB DESCRIPTION

Part-time Casual Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a lady in my 30’s living in the Hawthorn area with my partner, three children and a dog. I experience seizures and have fibromyalgia. I am in constant pain and I can get very tired. I also experience anxiety and I would like a PA to help me regain/rebuild my confidence, promote wellbeing, reduce my anxiety and provide me with social interaction.

PURPOSE OF JOB

I am looking for a Personal Assistant to help me get my independence back. I require support in the home and out in the community.

HOURS OF WORK

This is a casual position to cover the permanent PA as and when required to cover holidays and sickness.

Usual weekly hours are 14 hours per week.

Hours to be discussed further at interview but could include working during the school run and every other weekend

RATES OF PAY

£10.40 per hour plus mileage for any journeys we take in your car

TASKS INVOLVED

v Ensure that all my needs are met

v Personal care

v Supervision of my safety due to seizures

v Support me in and out of the bath

v Assisting me getting changed

v Ensure I am safe at all times

v Meal preparation

v Support with getting my children to and from school to promote my independence plus maximise safety due to my seizures

v Support and encourage me with physiotherapy exercises to improve muscle strength

v Support me to access local/activities such as shopping and leisure activities to help me rebuild my confidence and reduce my anxiety

v Provide companionship

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

v Friendly and outgoing

v Reliable and punctual

v Considerate, caring and trustworthy

v Knowledge of how my conditions affect me

v Someone who is willing to undergo seizure training if haven’t already

v Car Driver/Access to a car to transport employer with business class insurance

v Someone who doesn’t mind a dog in the house

v Someone with a mature nature

v Female needed due to personal care

ABOUT THE JOB

Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A trial period will be necessary in the first instance. The wage will be paid monthly and appropriate holiday pay given.

The post is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS (Police) Check - which will need to be carried out before employment can commence. The cost of this will be met by the employer (Local Authority).

The relevant checks will be carried out to ensure any applicant has the right to work in the UK