Ref: LG/ 78151
Job Title: Personal Assistant (Care)
Location: Little Waltham (CM3)
Rate of Pay: £10.00 per hour (day) – £60.00 (night – sleep in, flat rate)
Hours: 16 hours
Pattern of Working: Monday–Sunday
Personal Assistant (Care) to provide maternity cover till December 2021 with option to continue employment working bank shifts thereafter – Immediate start
I am a young autistic lady, with some very challenging behaviours. Your main support will be in the form of the following:
To cook and carry out household tasks for me, the objective being to encourage me to participate as much as possible.
You are required to accompany me on shopping excursions, and any activities that have been arranged for me. It would be helpful if you could drive and would need to have a clean full driving licence.
To encourage me to be as active as possible, i.e., to walk or use public transport instead of using a car.
I attend the gym or swimming pool every day, so will require you to take me there and work alongside me, to keep me motivated.
I attend adult education weekly (term time) so will need you to drive me there and back and help encourage me whilst I am there.
To take me to any appointments I may have and be able to talk on my behalf.
It is very important to me that you are friendly and have a sense of humour, you will also need to be flexible and punctual.
To plan activities for me in line with my Support Plan and my personal needs.
To be a gentle, softly but firmly spoken individual. To guide me rather than be in authority. Be an enabler rather than a carer.
It is the job of the Personal Assistant to assist me in all areas of my personal life and domestic need and to act as my assistant in my social and day-to-day activities.
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 within the community.
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 these are and be able to listen and interpret these requests correctly. This latter point is important as I am not always able to articulate my needs and this is equally as frustrating for me as it will no doubt be for you.
My personal requirements are:
- Administration and taking of medications
- Washing my hair three times a week
- Preparing and cooking meals
- General domestic duties, including laundry
- General Housework, including dusting and cleaning of rooms, furniture and fitments and other household maintenance.
- Making and changing of beds
- Assistance with shopping and other associated tasks
- Take to various activities as set out on my weekly planner, either by car or bus
- Book and take me to any appointments I may have
- Keep me calm
- Encourage me to be more active
- Encourage me to join in with household tasks
Other duties include:
- Write in communication book every shift
- Liaise with other members of staff
- Recording medications taken
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.
I operate a non-smoking policy.
Any offers are subject to a DBS check, receipt of two references and checking the legal right to live and work in the UK.