Female Personal Care Assistant – Ref. HS/LP    

Job Reference: HS/LP

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Plymouth PL2

Hours: Up to 16 hours to be worked flexibly. Occasionally extra hours to cover holiday and sickness

Hourly Rate: £8.00

Closing Date: Friday 31st August 2018

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To apply please email your CV with the job reference to [email protected]

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

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.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.

Job overview

Female Personal Assistant required for a Mother living in the PL2 area of Plymouth. The employer is looking for a Personal Assistant who is able to support her with household duties, access to the community and support with daily tasks for her children. Applicant must have a driving licence. Please note employer has one Chihuahua. 

The employer is looking for 1-3 Personal Assistants to work up to 16 hours per week, normally between 10.15am-5pm. Occasionally, there will be extra hours during school holidays and to cover holiday and sickness.

The employer is looking for applicants whose qualities include being organised, have empathy, motivated, trustworthy, patient and willing to learn more about their medical condition, to help support employers management of it. After probation, a training course on the medical condition can be available if needed, no charge to the Personal Assistant.

Main duties

  • Light cooking and cleaning duties
  • Personal care, at present minor assistance needed
  • Support in the community, also including supporting with activities with her children
  • Meal preparation for children
  • Prompting medication
  • Assisting with physiotherapy
  • Typing skills, keeping up with emails and booking appointments
  • Support with online food shop
  • Competent to support making phone calls, organising paperwork, calendar, occasionally attending appointments and meetings
  • 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 and driver
  • Enhanced DBS required. Cost met by employer
  • References from previous employers
  • Excellent English skills (verbal and written)
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Legally entitled to work in the UK

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 as employer would like support to start these hobbies again

Apply

To apply please email your CV with the job reference to [email protected]