Job title: Personal Assistant – Care
Location: Basildon SS14
Rate of pay: £11 per hour
Hours: Various day shifts from 5 – 11 hours available over weekends and Mon,Tues & Fri as well as a Saturday evening 6pm – 9.30pm. The role can be split between 2- 3 people.
Personal Assistant needed to support a man with physical and learning difficulties to live independently.
My son is a happy go lucky, friendly person living with Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Epilepsy who needs all care and support tasks carried out for him including bathing and continence care. His house is fully adapted and equipped with all necessary hoists/lifts.
The role also includes carrying out some household tasks and some meal preparation.
You would need to be a driver with a clean licence as my son likes to go out in his vehicle. As well as trips to Hydrotherapy and trampolining, he loves to be out amongst people. He also has a passion for music and spending time in the garden at home.
Additional hours may become available, so I am looking for someone who is flexible. The role could potentially include overnight stays and weekend trips where you would be part of a team of PA’s.
Breaks to be discussed, if invited to interview.
Experience or qualifications:
Ideally you will have experience of supporting someone with complex needs – my son requires assistance with is medication needs including buccal medication.
You will need a very clear speaking voice as my son struggles with communication and this can cause him frustration at times.
Any offers are subject to a DBS check, receipt of two references and checking the legal right to live and work in the UK.