Job Ref: EW/MA | Permanent | RG24 Basingstoke | Pay Rate: £11ph | Closing Date: 30th Sept. 2021

Female Personal Care Assistant - Car Driver.

Hours Required:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00pm - 3:00 pm
Hourly Rate: 11.00 per hour

Job Overview:
A Personal Assistant (PA) to support a mother who is isolated at home and has difficulty engaging in most tasks at home. She is currently treated for mental illness. A holistic approach is adopted whereby a PA is needed to provide regular personal social support for the client to reduce anxiety, low confidence and improve her personal confidence to face up with normal life routines.

Client Biography:
The client is an adult mother who normally enjoys home cooking and socialising locally. She is currently treated for mental illness. The symptoms are in poor and unhealthy life-style with irregular meal and sleeping hours, low confidence, social avoidance and self-isolation at home. The client is seeking to physically re-engage into domestic house work and chores, personal mobility and into social community. She also has difficulty to keep up in engaging with a growing schooling child at home.

Ideal Candidate:
This is a social support caring PA role, to provide listening, understanding, encouragement and mentoring, with hands-on working together with client in house work and chores. This is a social support caring role while non-medical psychological treatment is provided by mental health services.
Would be appropriate for residents within or near outskirts of Basingstoke. Visiting during early afternoon times, working 4-hours/week at client’s home.

Essential Criteria:
An emphatic attitude, time to listen, person centric, non-judgemental approach is essential in communication and engagement. The client has “lost her way” with normal living routines and need patient and person centric support from a PA. Previous lived experience as a mental health patient or as a supporting carer will be very helpful.
The client is noted for being perfectionist with high expectations on domestic tidiness and cleanliness.
Appropriate Covid-19 safeguards and practice will be observed throughout and may affect/alter normal methods of doing things at home.

Type of experience required:
An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring service (DBS) will be required the cost will be met by the employer
Length of experience required: Minimum 3 years
Full Driving Licence: Yes
Use of Own Car: Yes
Gender: Female

To Apply:
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 the location of the client.

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.