To assist disabled young male requiring help with afterschool activities and assistance in the home with his bedtime routine,
Hours worked on a Friday and Sunday
Additional hours worked flexibly during school holidays,
To assist with personal care, support the young person with becoming independent whilst ensuring that they are safe at all times. Some domestic duties to help clean up after activities. Encourage young person to be as active as possible and support to socialise within society.
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 to listen to their requests and to interpret them correctly,
Assistants should be able to handle the physical skills of lifting, handling, pushing and bending, The personal assistant does not have to be a strong person physically to do the job well, However, general good health is important,
v Assistance with dressing and undressing.
v Assistance with personal care.
v Assisting with shopping and other associated tasks.
v General domestic duties, including making and changing of beds
v Food preparation
v Accompanying to appointments, business and social meetings and events
v Some driving required.
v Assistance in and out of car.
v Enabling the Employer to carry out any chosen activity, whether inside or outside their home, by carrying out any other requests which they may reasonably make.
Note: All needs will vary daily and the personal assistant’s duties and tasks will fluctuate accordingly.
Personal Assistant’s responsibilities
As far as possible resolve any questions regarding the task prior to beginning work.
Arrive at the agreed time ready to work. 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 communication as possible,
Confidentiality: respect the privacy of the person you are working with. Many problems can arise from casual conversation about the help and assistance you might give. Try to maintain a professional approach at all times,
Attitude: appreciate the strains and stresses involved for The employer and the effect that this can have on the acceptance of help. Understand that the preservation of dignity and independence is important,
Learning the tasks involved
For the most part, areas of assistance can be learned and familiarised through the assistant and disabled person working together. Where required, practical training and guidance will be provided,
Points to bear in mind
Personal assistants should respect the possessions of and equipment in the employer’s home. Use of the telephone, television, radio, etc. Should only be with the employer’s prior consent,
Personal assistants should also respect the relationships of the employer with other household members and with visitors. Joining in at social occasions etc. should be at the invitation of the employer,
Qualifications and personal qualities required
Personal assistants should be:
v Reliable and trustworthy;
v Able to accept responsibility;
v Able to work on their own and work with initiative as the occasion arises;
v Clean and have no unhygienic habits;
v Willing to learn the job well;
7-8 hours per week - Friday and Sunday
Annual Leave Entitlement
This job has a holiday entitlement of 5.6 weeks a year including statutory bank holidays,