Female Personal Assistant
Please note: Personal Assistant
(Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, PART 1 Applies)
Job Reference: WAR14839KR1
Expiry Date: 25th April 2023
Location: Nuneaton, West Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: 10.50
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 28 (2 x 14 hour posts)
When you are Required
Specific days/times required:
Dates and times are flexible and can be discussed at interview.
About the Employer
As my personal assistant I would like you to assist me with my personal care needs and ensure I am ready to start the day, and to support me to gain basic skills within the home, so I will be able to live independently. I am an able bodied young female but do have Epilepsy seizures so the person who supports me should have some knowledge on this as my seizures are across the range of Epilepsy. pplicants can highlight days and times they would prefer to work but must be available to cover other support sessions when colleagues are on annual leave or sick leave. Current DBS will be accepted with new check to be completed after probation period ends.
Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Mobility / Physical
The employer’s hobbies and interests:
• learning Braille
Other relevant information
About the Role
Duties and Responsibilities
• Support and/or prompt with personal care. This may include toileting, showering/bathing, getting in and out of bed, getting dressed.
• Support and/or prompt with cooking/meal preparation and eating meals/drinks.
• Support and/or prompt the individual to take medication.
• Assist with household chores and general homemaking.
• Support and/or prompt to attend appointments as necessary, e.g. hospital/doctors.
• Support with food shopping.
• Support to get to and from school/work/college/social activities.
• Support and/or prompt the individual to access sporting and leisure activities.
• Assist and encourage socialisation, participating in activities.
• Promote and encourage friendships and independence.
• Develop a good and trusting one to one working relationship.
The individuals needs may vary from day to day and your tasks may reflect this. You could be required to perform other duties as reasonably required.
You have a responsibility as an employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You have a duty to report defects and / or hazards which may give rise to an accident. You are to ensure the safety of the individual at all times.
Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure (costs will be covered).
Car driver and car owner – must have business insurance.
• Be honest, reliable, trustworthy and punctual.
• Maintain confidentiality and respect privacy, including the prohibited use of social media in relation to the job role.
• To be able to work on own initiative.
• To be able to follow instructions accurately.
• Be patient, supportive and caring.
• Have good listening skills and be able to provide non-judgemental emotional support.
• Be empathetic.
• Previous caring experience is not essential, however you should have a genuine interest in supporting people with a disability/illness to achieve their goals.
• Be able to work flexibly, adapting to the employers needs on a daily basis.
• Flexibility would be an advantage as the hours may be variable.
• Be self-motivated with a willingness to get involved.
• Have a lively personality.
Successful candidates are required to undertake any training that is considered necessary and appropriate to the role.
Moving and Handling. Training will be provided by the employer.
Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme
About Disability Confident
A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.