Personal Assistant (PA)
Background to the job
To assist with a variety of tasks which will support the employer to live an independent personal and social life.
Hours / Times of Work
Rates of Pay and other Benefits
Main Duties and Responsibilities
PA’s should respect the possessions of the employer. Use of their property and goods should only be with the employer’s permission.
Anything on this list can be added to your job description:
Developing/maintaining independent living skills
Washing and showering/bathing
Dressing and undressing
Assistance with transfers, e.g. getting into bath
Getting in and out of the wheelchair (‘transferring’)
Assistance with getting in or out of bed
Using the toilet and assistance with management of continence
Mealtime assistance; cutting up food, assistance in eating
Encouraging to eat or drink
Assistance with medication: prompting/administering/assisting with packaging
Motivating to lead a healthy lifestyle
Physiotherapy exercises/moving limbs
Correspondence, administrative tasks and paperwork
Using the computer
If performing manual handling tasks, PAs should use equipment provided.
General housework, including the cleaning, dusting and vacuuming of all rooms
Washing bed linen, clothes, etc. and ironing,
Minor household maintenance, e.g. changing light bulbs
Shopping/carrying shopping bags
Meal preparation, cooking and washing up
Upkeep and maintenance of equipment; wheelchair, hoist. The employer will give guidance.
Accompanying to social events and places of interest and providing support whilst there
Taking out shopping
Supporting the individual to increase their awareness of safety issues
Motivating the individual to take part in sports and other activities
Accompanying to appointments
It is IMPORTANT that you meet ALL the Essential Requirements BEFORE you apply for the job.