Female Self-employed Personal Assistant (Care) – Colchester (CO4) – SL/214151

Essex
Posted 4 weeks ago

Ref: SL/214151

Job Title: Female Self-employed Personal Assistant (Care)

Location: Colchester (CO4)

Rate of Pay: £12.91 per hour

(Preferably 1 or 2 PAs to work as a team and cover each other’s holiday and sickness)

Hours: 23 hours 45 minutes per week

Pattern of Work:

Initially – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1200 to 1400

Hours to increase as relationship develops – the hours need to be flexible with prior arrangement – I also have an extra 15 hours per year

Job Description:

Personal Assistant needed to support a lady who has a spinal injury, general fatigue and extensive pain, to live a full independent life. Mobility is restricted due to pain and fatigue therefore she used crutches or a wheelchair when out of the home.

Duties:

  1. To support with all personal care when required.
  2. To support to prepare and cook healthy meals.
  3. To support to access the community, eg shopping, attend appointments, general socialising and out for coffee.
  4. Support with all household chores, eg laundry, general cleaning and ironing.

Experience or Qualifications:

  1. Applicants will need to be trustworthy and caring with a happy, chatty, confident personality.
  2. Experience in care preferable but not essential.
  3. I need to have a driver to be able to take me out and about to my leisure activities.
  4. Additional hours may become available, so I am looking for someone who is flexible.
  5. Breaks/food/expenses/mileage will be discussed, if invited to interview.
  6. Any offers are subject to a DBS check, receipt of two references and checking the legal right to live and work in the UK.
  7. Non-smoker essential.
  8. 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).
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