Job ref: LJ/AM | Permanent | Taunton TA1 | Pay Rate: £17-£20 per hour | Closing Date: Ongoing

Personal Care Assistant and Companion – Car Driver.

Location of Work: Taunton, Somerset TA1 2.
Role Purpose Companionship, Community/Outside World access

General Duties

I will need a PA who will be fully committed to the role during working hours and who will be reliable and punctual.

With Companionship outings, what I do always seems to vary, it can range from just going for a coffee and running errands in Taunton to shopping in places like Exeter or Bristol or to bigger overnight trips to places like Cardiff, trips to attractions can also feature E.G., Harry Potter Studio Tour, Ice Skating Etc.

I regularly attend performances, shows and tours of some of the biggest names in Music & Comedy where possible, to give you an example some of the more recent ones have been the likes of The Spice Girls, Madness, Michael McIntyre & Noel Gallagher’s High-Flying Birds.

As the extended trips and shows are the main part of my package, whilst this is an exciting and diverse role this is also a demanding and challenging position. These slots are absolutely nothing to worry about, they are always well-planned often months ahead of the concerned events, the slot is always extended & the day may be changed to coincide with whatever it is I am doing, but all assistants are fully pre-warned well in advance of the actual event usually as soon as events are announced, and tickets are secured.

You would need to be able to assist me in running errands independently, you may be requested to perform errands if/when I am unable too.

You must be fully aware and understanding of the type of services requested and be willing to provide the requested services to the absolute best of your abilities.

A car driver is essential.

Please only apply for this position if you are within the stated preferences and have a serious genuine interest and passion for the role.

Extra Duties
Some minimal personal care with bathing will be required.

Hours of Work My standard allocated slot is around 4 hours (Unless Pre-extended) 3 times per week, Although the weekly slots can remain mostly regular there will be some flexibility in hours required, depending on what events are on.

As I am allocated 3 visits per week (including Weekends) all visits must be evenly spaced over the entire week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.) visits may begin anytime from 10AM onwards. (unless altered for events)

Rate of Pay
£17-£20 per hour, Dual funded in part with Adult Social Care

Holidays
5.6 weeks per annum pro rata (including bank holidays)

Essential Skills and Experience:
Reliable, honest, trustworthy, patient, understanding, tolerant, open-minded, funny, fun-loving, unrestricted, kind, supportive.

To Apply:
PLEASE INCLUDE JOB REF LJ/AM IN APPLICATION

To apply for this post, please submit your CV to the following: [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. A right to work check will be undertaken before an any offer of employment. All vacancies may be subject to a DBS (formally CRB) check.