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Part Time Personal/Domestic Assistant

Published 2017-07-07 09:26:44

Stoke , England.
Start : ASAP Experience : Expected Salary : 7.50 per hour

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Job description

I am a disabled lady who has a young attitude to life and who needs assistance with all aspects of daily living. It includes all personal care, meal preparation, cooking, domestic duties, and anything concerning the household. It also includes socialising with your employer to places such as the theatre, concerts, going for a meal or generally just getting out and about. I live in my own home and am accustomed to organising the assistance I need. As my Personal Assistant, your job will be to provide the personal and domestic assistance I need to enable me to live in the way, which I want to. I need someone who is trustworthy and able to work flexible hours, to give my assistance. They must also be able to respect my privacy and have an understanding of the need for confidentiality in all areas of her work. IThe Personal Assistant to assist me in all areas of personal care such as bathing, toileting, feeding me and helping me to take pride of myself, so it is very important that personal hygiene is a must for both myself and my Personal Assistant. By providing assistance at the right time I am able to lead an individual and independent lifestyle in the community. The Personal Assistant should understand their role in facilitating the self-defined needs of myself and should feel confident to ask what my needs are and to always listen to requests and directions given. Personal Assistants should be able to handle the physical demands of the role; however, the Personal Assistant does not have to be a strong person physically to do the job well. Main Duties To ensure safety, comfort and wellbeing at all times as you would with a loved one. To assist with personal care E.g. washing, bathing, hair and make-up, feeding, toileting, etc. To undertake and assist with household tasks, laundry, cleaning and dusting of rooms, furniture, fitments and other household maintenance. Making and changing  Have empathy and a willingness to learn about your employer’s disability and not discriminate.Understand the confidential nature of the work. Be able to take instructions and at times work on your own initiative,  Committed and dedicated to helping and improving another’s life.• It is expected that all of your employer’s possessions will be treated with care, avoidable damage may be charged for.• Smoking whilst working is not permitted. Assistance with shopping and other associated tasks. Preparing and cooking meals.To provide assistance with getting to, and taking part in various social activities, appointments etc.To carry out other duties or activities connected with the role which the employer may reasonable request. Qualifications and Experience requiredQualifications and experience are not necessary. However, a willingness to learn and the desire to make a positive contribution to the individual’s life is vital. Personal Qualities Required Flexibility is a must Enthusiastic and motivatedHave a positive outlook and a good sense of humour! Be reliable and trustworthy Be able to accept responsibility Be able to work on their own and demonstrate initiative as necessaryTo be able to work as part of a teamHave good basic hygiene Be willing to learn the job and undertake job-related training as identifiedBe diligent and conscientiousHave a sensitive/ caring nature• Empathic and understandingPatientTo wear suitable attire and footwear to work.Be committed to the job Keys Of EmploymentAs far as possible resolve any questions regarding the task prior to beginning work.Arrive at the agreed time ready to work and give notification if you are going to be more than ten minutes late.It is important to establish a close working relationship when working on a one-to-one basis. If any problems arise, it is important to discuss and resolve them as soon as possible. Be as open in your communications as possible.Confidentiality: respect the privacy of the Employer; many problems can arise from casual conversation about the support and assistance you may give. Try to maintain a professional approach at all times.Attitude: appreciate the stresses and strains involved for the Employer and the effect this can have on the acceptance of support. Understand that the preservation of dignity and independence is paramount.Respect the possessions and equipment in the Employers home. Use of the telephone, television, radio etc..., should only be with prior consent. Personal Assistants should also respect the relationships of the Employer with other household members and visitors. Joining in at social occasions/appointments should only be at the invitation of the Employer.• Applicants must be enthusiastic and motivated to provide full assistance and support with all aspects of care, including personal care, to help assist him and achieve independent living.Experience is not essentialBe able to assist with transfers using a hoist which can be shown how to use e.g. from bed to wheelchair etcBe expected to cover each other absences Hours…. These may be altered as required by the individual. You will also be required to provide holiday and sickness cover as needed, so the ability to be flexible is key. As much notice will be given as possible, however, where practically possible, you will be expected to accommodate the needs of the individual. Hours Required 16 - 20 Hours Per Week   Paid every 4 Weeks which includes some Sleepins and WeekendsSpecial ConditionsThe post is subject to 3 months probationary period, and satisfactory references, which will be fully checked. An Enhanced Police Check will also be required, which is a confidential process, and there is no cost to you. J 
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