Personal Assistant/ Carer Wanted – (Chester)
We require a kind and caring individual to assist a gentleman who has physical disability with personal care needs.
1 carer is required, 8 hours flexibly worked across the week. Hours to be negotiated at interview with the right person. Hours can be fitted around school runs, or university classes.
Driving is essential
This role is subject to a clear DBS check, paid by the employer.
Should you require further information or wish to send a CV and covering letter, please message the employer directly via messaging system.
Person Specification – (Qualities and personal attributes required)
• Reliable and trustworthy
• Able to accept responsibility
• Able to use their own initiative
• Willing to learn
• Able to work on their own and as part of a team
• Able to follow instructions under Employers direction
Main Purpose of the Role
It is the job of the Personal Assistant to assist the Employer in all areas of personal and domestic need and to act as an escort and aid to the Employer’s social and day to day activities.
By providing assistance at the right time, the Employer is enabled to lead an individual and independent lifestyle, in their own home, within the community.
The Personal Assistant should understand their role in facilitating the self-defined needs of the Employer. They should feel confident to ask what the Employer’s needs are, always listening to their requests and to interpret them correctly.
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 but general good health is important.
• Assistance with dressing and undressing
• Personal care
• Helping in and out of bed, when necessary
• Making and changing of beds
• Anything else reasonably requested by the Employer
Note: All needs will vary daily and the Personal Assistants duties and tasks may fluctuate accordingly.
Key areas of employment
• As 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.
5.6 weeks per annum, pro-rata
For the most part, the tasks involved in the employment and areas of support, can be learned and familiarized through the Personal Assistant and Employer working together. If required, practical training and guidance will be provided.