Job ref: HM/DC | Permanent | Swindon SN3 | Pay Rate: £9 per hour | Closing date: 30/04/20

Job advertisement:
Personal Assistant required to support disabled family in Eldene, Swindon

Salary £9:00 per hour during Eldene school term times only.

The post start is staged to allow the household to get used to a new person gradually. Initially the hours will be one hour per day 10:00-11:00 Mon, Thurs & Fri mornings. Hours can then be increased.

You will be required to cover staff illness and holiday with additional hours as and when required.

Job Background:
This position is to help and support with all day-to-day tasks of a busy disabled household.

Job Role:
It is the job of the Personal Assistant to assist their employer in all areas of requested support.
Examples of weekly tasks include:
• To act as a confidential escort, assistant and companion for social and day-to-day activities
• Provide support with general household tasks such as cleaning and gardening
• Provide support with meal preparation and all aspects of correspondence
• Provide support with pet care and interaction and with on-going studies of religious material
• Build effective communication so that the family’s needs and wishes can be heard, and develop a successful working rapport
• Provide support with personal care and all relevant daily needs
• To be sensitive to the home setting and be aware of the privacy and confidentiality that requires
• To be aware of all health and safety aspects whilst working
• To be prepared to receive on-going training, advice and support from family and the health professionals involved

Essential Qualities:
o Non-smoker (due to family health reasons)
o Total understanding of confidentiality, trust and respect
o Ability to accept responsibility
o Punctuality
o Reliability and trustworthiness
o Empathy
o Supportive and positive attitude, ability to be flexible
o Good communication skills and happy to read out loud
o Comfortable around animals

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.