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Personal Assistant/Carer

31.5 / per week - Full-Time
Brighton ,

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

  • Personal care and hygiene, such as showering, washing, dressing or using the toilet
  • Correspondence and paperwork
  • Domestic household tasks, meal preparation
  • Help with medication
  • Mobility in home
  • Supporting family carers when they need respite or break from their caring role.
  • PA duties may vary from day to day. 
  • Any other reasonable duties that may be necessary.

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

Washing/brushing hair

Brushing teeth

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

Cash handling

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



Essential Requirements

It is IMPORTANT that you meet ALL the Essential Requirements BEFORE you apply for the job.

  • Must have a current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as a Criminal Record Bureau Disclosure or CRB check) or be prepared to have one completed.
  • Must have completed Safer Manual Handling training, be competent and have experience at supporting people with Manual Handling needs.
  • Must have a person-centred approach and an understanding of enabling independence
  • Must be able to follow instructions and work as part of a team
  • Must have good organisational and communication skills
  • Able to refrain from smoking at work


Desirable Requirements


  • Previous training and experience in a PA role
  • Similar interests to mine (music, fashion, basketball, writing, current affairs)
  • Should have a clean driving licence


Gender Restrictions