Female Personal Assistant Required in the YO24 Area of York.
Personal Assistants support people to live well. They provide the right support at the right time to help others to live their best lives. Is this you? Do you want a job that is rewarding and fulfilling?
The aim of the job is to provide support and assistance to a young woman, who lives within the family home, with her health and care needs, physical, postural, and visual difficulties. The young woman is a permanent wheelchair user and has Epilepsy.
The young woman is very sociable and has good communication skills. She enjoys and participates in weekly work leisure, social and learning activities.
You will become part of a small established team, with a Senior Personal Assistant, providing 2:1 support for all moving and handling tasks. A minimum level of 1:1 support is required throughout the day. 2:1 sleepover support is also required for holidays and short breaks.
As a Personal Assistant you will provide support and assistance to enable the employer to be safely involved and as independent as possible. Tasks will include:
- Personal Care incl. Stoma Care
- Administering of medication
- Social support
- Support and assistance in the Hydrotherapy pool (2:1 support/weekly session)
- Support to use technology
The Right Person
The young woman is looking for an experienced Female Personal Assistant who is friendly and approachable with a good sense of humour and a can-do, encouraging attitude. They must be reliable, trustworthy, and punctual.
It is vital that you have good communication and listening skills. A positive attitude and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations are essential.
The ability to undertake moving and handling duties throughout the day is a requirement of the role. Moving and handling experience is preferred, although training will be provided.
As there is the use of a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, a driver is preferred.
There are 2 posts available covering a total of 37 hours per week. Ideally this would be split into one position of 21 hours and the other 16 hours, although this can be negotiated upon. There is also an option available of a full-time role at 37 hours p/w for the right candidate.
Days and times are flexible and to be arranged with the employer
Some weekend, evenings and overnight support is required.
The Rate of Pay
£12.00 per hour and £40 per sleepover (11pm – 7am). Any hours which required you to be awake and working during a sleepover, would revert to at least National Minimum Wage. The post is subject to a DBS Check and satisfactory references. The cost of which will be met by the Employer
Successful candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.
COVID-19 considerations: all required PPE is in place.
Please call 0300 303 3064 option 3 for more information.