Personal Assistant/ Care Assistant sought for creative energetic independent-minded female living with a balance disorder and PTSD, pleasant working environment near Sussex village with contractor parking, near to beach and local shops.
I am looking for someone to work as a person-centred PA/carer. You need to be warm, kind, honest and trustworthy, with a good sense of humour and able to help facilitate my life as an autonomous creative individual (my background is in the arts). Your background can be in any aspect of PA/care work (except dementia-related).
If self-employed must be fully insured to work and drive as a personal care assistant. Flexibility to do some weekend work required, for which hourly rate negotiable. I am a Direct Payments Employer with Adult Social Care.
You must be a personal assistant/carer with experience. Fluent English speaker, fully literate, numerate and computer-literate, tech-savvy preferred. Interest in the arts a plus.
You must be able to follow detailed instructions while taking the initiative where required and while maintaining a person-centred approach. You also need to be of calm nature, and to be respectful of confidentiality and my dignity at all times. Car owner/driver and employment references essential. Female preferred.
You must be COVID-aware and used to using appropriate PPE and all COVID-safety procedures while working in and around the home. As care workers now have priority, COVID-vaccinated preferred.
Duties and responsibilities of the position include domestic (cleaning and tidying, taking out binbags) shopping, admin, organising the home, some computer and telephone work, housekeeping and some socialising and weekend work. Driving duties to include transport to medical appointments, shopping and trips further afield. Good meal preparation/good cooking skills are useful. Some personal care required as and when, but not day to day
For this role, you need to have patience, consideration, good common sense, responsibility, energy, strength and stamina, and be willing to turn your hand to various duties. You may need to lift parcels, plants and furniture, or change a lightbulb. You will deal with deliveries including returns, and will bring in and sort post. You may write and send letters and emails in response. You may maintain an appointments diary.
Graduate preferred although not essential. Pleasant, polite, professional approach, safety-conscious, non-pushy, ethical approach, with good communication skills, problem-solving skills, initiative and good presentation all required. Interest in the arts a plus.
The role is to facilitate and support all aspects of my leading a fulfilling life. It is not a companionship role per se although you will need good social skills, and also be willing to drive me to places/social events/places of interest/for research. You need to be a person-centred PA/working in care because you enjoy and love your work.
I am looking for someone to work for me for at least a year or longer. Permanent position in pleasant working environment with parking, near rural village and beach, offered to the right person, subject to interview (telephone or online), satisfactory references and successful completion of a three-month trial period.
Interested? Then please get in touch with brief details e.g. one-page CV and covering letter showing why you would be suitable for this position.