Job Ref: HS/LP | Permanent | Plymouth PL2 | Hourly Rate £8.21+ | Closing Date: 31/02/2020

Job Overview:                                    

I’m a Mother living in the PL2 area of Plymouth. I’m looking for Personal Assistant(s) 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. After a probation period, a training course on the medical condition can be available if needed, no charge to the Personal Assistant.

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

Place of work: Employers home and community

Hours: Hours negotiable up to 16hrs per week.

to cover holiday, sickness and occasional extra hours, including school summer holidays.

 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)
  • Computer Literate, ideally good knowledge of office software in Chrome or Microsoft
  • 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
  • An interest in arts and crafts, employer would like support to start these hobbies again.
  • Enjoys music, cinema, theatre (mostly musicals), boats/water
  • Interest in baking (Employers children would like support with this activity

To Apply:

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to [email protected]

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.