Job Ref: HS/LP | Permanent | Plymouth PL2 | Hourly Rate £8.21 | Closing Date: 31st May 2019

Job Role

I’m a Mother living in the PL2 area of Plymouth. I’m looking for a second Personal Assistant to join the team. I’m looking for someone who is able to 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 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 to help me support the management of it. After a probation period, a training course on the medical condition can be available if needed, no charge to the Personal Assistant.

I have a medium sized wheelchair accessible vehicle which you can drive if you’re comfortable using a vehicle of this size.

Hours:

Up to 6 hours per week, Occasionally extra hours to cover holiday and sicknessDuring school holiday there maybe extra hours available.

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
• 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:
• Car owner & Driver
• Enhanced DBS required. Cost met by employer.
• References from previous employers
• Excellent English skills (verbal and written)
• Computer Literate, good knowledge of Microsoft Office.
• 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 chronic fatigue & a connective tissue disorder or conditions with similar symptoms e.g. MS.
• General good health
• An interest in arts and crafts, employer would like support to start these hobbies again.
• Interest in baking (Employers children would like support with this activity)
• Enjoys swimming and boats

Apply

To apply please email your CV with the job reference 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.