Title: Female Personal Assistant/Enabler (Care)
Ref: LG/ 297801
Salary: £10 per hour
Hours Per Week: 7 hours (time to be confirmed)
Pattern of working: 1 hour every evening over 7days
Location: Colchester (CO4)
I am a 51 year old lady with Multiple Sclerosis which severely affects both my gross and fine motor skills. I am a full-time electric wheelchair user, have a permanent suprapubic catheter and use ceiling hoists for all of my transfers.
I need a Personal Enabler to assist me with bedtime routine which will involve changing into night clothes, hoisting into bed, catheter management etc.
By providing assistance at the right time and in the manner I require, you will be enabling me to live independently in my own home. You will be required to understand your role in facilitating me in achieving my self-defined needs and must feel confident to ask me what those needs are.
My personal requirements are:
Considerable personal care including, dressing, toileting and catheter management (with training).
The employer operates a no smoking policy.
It is very important to me that you are friendly and have a sense of humour, you will also need to be flexible, punctual, patient, reliable and trustworthy. I am looking for someone who wants to make a long-term, part-time commitment to helping me live an enjoyable, independent life.
The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you may be requested to undertake other tasks as and when required commensurate with the role of a Personal Assistant (PA).
Any offers are subject to a DBS check, receipt of two references and checking the legal right to live and work in the UK.
As some personal care is involved, I would feel more comfortable with a female carer. This advert complies with the Sex Discrimination Act (1975) Section 7 (2b).