Job Ref: HS/LP | Permanent | Plymouth PL2 | Hourly Rate £10.64 | Closing Date: 30/06/2020

Job Overview:                                    

I’m a Mother living in the PL2 area of Plymouth. I’m looking for a bank Personal Assistant(s) to provide cover on an ad-hoc basis as and when needed. Someone who can support me with household duties, access to the community and support with daily tasks for my children. Applicant must have a driving licence. Please note I have one friendly Chihuahua.

I’m looking for applicants whose qualities include being organised, have empathy, motivated, trustworthy, patient and willing to learn more about my medical condition. I would like to hire someone who can help support me in improving management of the condition.

Depending on distance I use various mobility equipment including manual & electric wheelchair

Hours: Ad-hoc as and when needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Light cooking and cleaning duties
● Personal care, at present minor assistance needed such as support with washing hair
● Support out in the community, also including supporting with activities with my children.
● Must be able to cook and prepare meals for children
● Prompting Medication
● Assisting with physio
● Typing skills, keeping up with emails and booking appointments
● Computer Literate, ideally good knowledge of office software in Chrome or Microsoft
● Support with online food shop
● Occasional shopping
● Competent to support making phone calls, organising paperwork, calendar, occasionally attending appointments and meetings.
● I’m unable to stand for long as exacerbates symptoms, so outdoors mostly requires a wheelchair.
● Understanding of confidentiality including confidentiality online.
● Any other reasonable task to allow the service user to live independently

Essential requirements:
● Full Clean Driving License
● Enhanced DBS required. Cost met by employer.
● References from previous employers
● Excellent English skills (verbal and written)
● Legally entitled to work in the U.K

Desirable requirements:
● Experience in health & social care, NVQ 2 or above in Health and Social Care. Or working towards a similar qualification
● Interest in adult and child nutrition due to dietary requirements
● Experience of multisystemic conditions that may inc. symptoms of chronic fatigue, dysautonomia/spinal cord/brain stem issues (not paraplegic)
● General good health

To Apply:
PLEASE INCLUDE JOB REF HS/LP IN APPLICATION
To apply for this post, please submit a CV, or letter providing your name, tel. number, address & email address, qualifications, employment history to date – including: name of employer, job title, employment start & end date - for up to past 10 years i.e. from 2010 to 2020 and a statement explaining why you are applying for this job.

Please email CV to [email protected]

If successful at interview an enhanced DBS check will take place. (Formerly CRB). Employment is dependent upon a satisfactory enhanced DBS certificate.
You must evidence that you have the right to work in the UK [A current passport showing that you are a British citizen, or that you have the right of abode in the United Kingdom. A document showing that you are a national of a European Economic Area country* or Switzerland].
All interviews will be conducted in Plymouth.

As part of our Information Advice and Guidance Service Enham Trust supports disabled people to employ their own staff. This vacancy is not a role within Enham Trust but an excellent opportunity to work directly for one of our customers.

The above posts complies with section 7 (2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.