Job title: Self EmployedPersonal Assistant – [care]
Location: Leigh on Sea (SS9)
Rate of pay: £13 per hour
Hours: 2.5hours per week. 9.30- 12.00 every Saturday morning
Personal Assistant needed to support a young woman with physical/learning difficulties and medical conditions. She uses a manual wheelchair and cannot self-propel; therefore this position requires being able to handle a wheelchair.
My daughter has complex needs but can enjoy the world around her with the right support and guidance. Her care should focus on therapeutic activities which enable her to feel involved and engaged. She enjoys simple games and activities especially those which aid her memory. Her environment can become very overwhelming so lessening her sensory impairment difficulties is a key aspect of her care.
She needs support with physical exercises and benefits from sensory aids which help her feel calm.
Initially the position is for the hours above but additional hours may become available, so I am looking for someone who is flexible. The support will be provided in the family home or on short outings.
Experience or qualifications:
The role requires experience of working with people with autism and possibly memory loss issues. Ideally candidates will have experience of therapeutic activities and working with those with complex communication issues, however full one to one training will be provided.
Manual Handling training will be required.
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).