Job Title: Personal Assistant (Care)
Location: Wickford (SS11)
Rate of Pay: £12.25 per hour (£15 for a Self Employed PA)
Pattern of Work
Initially the following hours* (with the clients current living arrangements) are available rotating every 2 weeks.
|Week 1 (12.5 hours)||Week 2 (8.5 hours)|
|Tuesday 2pm – 6pm||Wednesday 8.30am – 5.00pm|
|Wednesday 8.30am – 5.00pm|
*Variable extra hours available on a monthly basis
Following the clients children vacating the property, with them returning to provide care one week each on a rotational basis, the following hours** will be available to assist them:
|Week 1 (11.5 hours)||Week 2 (7 hours)||Week 3 (21)|
|Monday 7.30am – 10.00am and then return 4.00pm – 6.30pm||Wednesday 9am – 5.00pm
|Monday 7.30am – 10.00am and then return 4.00pm – 6.30pm|
|Tuesday 5.00pm – 6.30pm||Tuesday 5.00pm – 6.30pm|
|Thursday 7.30am – 10.00am||Wednesday 9.00am – 5.00pm|
|Friday 7.30am – 10.00am||Thursday 7.30am – 10.00am|
|Friday 7.30am – 10.00am|
Personal Assistant (Care) needed to support a chatty and lady living with frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
Our mother is a happy person who loves singing, dancing, watching films and listening to music, although she is declining in her health as is the case with her condition. Communication is becoming difficult, as she has trouble forming some words and sentences, so patience is key with her whilst looking after her.
The role will mainly be as a companion to our mother, helping her to access the community as she is an active person who loves walking, gardening and being outdoors.
There will also be an element of personal care as well as meal preparation and household tasks.
The applicant should have access to their own car to be able to take my mother out and about to leisure activities.
Food/expenses/mileage will be discussed, if invited to interview.
Additional hours may become available, so we are looking for someone who is flexible.
Experience or Qualifications
Experience of dementia is preferable but not essential.
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, we would feel more comfortable with a female carer. This advert complies with the Sex Discrimination Act (1975) Section 7 (2b).