Personal Assistants / Support Workers x2 required in Farnworth, Bolton
experience and plenty of initiative?
A gentleman is looking for Personal Assistants to support him in his own home, where he lives with his wife and daughter. He requires assistance with some personal care, food and drink preparation, laundry, light housework, social support in the community, attending appointments and to ensure his daughter is ready and gets to school on time in the morning.
The right person
We want to hear from you if you have experience in the health and social care sector and plenty of initiative! Knowledge of neurological conditions and how to keep individuals safe during a seizure would be beneficial.
You must be able to drive with a vehicle to use for work purposes and have a full, clean, valid driving licence.
The gentleman occasionally uses a manual wheelchair when accessing the community, so you will be required to assist with storing the wheelchair in a vehicle and also pushing the wheelchair whilst out and about.
It is essential that you are comfortable with working around children and animals, as the gentleman has a daughter and a small, friendly dog.
There are 18 hours available each week and we are searching for 2 Personal Assistants to share these hours. We will accept your application if you are able to provide support at any of the following times – please state your availability when applying:
Monday 8.30 am – 1.30 pm (5 hours)
Tuesday 8.30 am – 1.30 pm (5 hours)
Friday 7.00 am – 12.00 pm (5 hours)
Saturday 9.00 am – 12.00 pm (3 hours)
(Times can be altered slightly if necessary)
There will be the occasional requirement to pick up a small number of additional hours to support the gentleman with attending appointments or other pre-arranged activities. You must be willing to cover during annual leave and times of sickness for the other Personal Assistant in your team.
The rates of pay and benefits
£8.72 per hour Monday – Saturday. £9.22 per hour Bank Holidays.
You will receive paid holidays and the opportunity for training relevant to your role. Successful applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. This post is subject to DBS checks the cost of which will be met by your employer. Interviews will be conducted by the gentleman and his wife.