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Personal Assistant/Carer

RD/PER521103/AH
Monthly
Permanent
7 / per week - Part-Time
Hove ,
Brighton

Job Purpose and work duties

Job purpose:

To assist the employer by providing support to enable her to live as independently as

possible in a clean, warm home, help her access the necessary support or medical

support. Personal Assistants may be asked to cover other shifts or do longer shifts due to sickness, holidays, appointments so need to be flexible but employer appreciates it may not always be possible unless sufficient notice is given. The employer has numerous disabilities – deaf and mobility problems. The employer should offer support and be polite and respectful to the employee.

 

Work Duties will include:

Helping with

  • Hoovering throughout the flat
  • Dusting and polishing
  • Cleaning brass items
  • Cleaning bathroom
  • Cleaning kitchen including wiping out microwave, fridge, cupboard.
  • Washing floors in kitchen and bathroom

 

 

Supporting

Personal Assistants maybe asked to undertake indoor and outdoor tasks such as the following: -

  • Ensuring timesheets are completed, signed, and sent.
  • Take out for occasional trips to shops or garden centres, occasionally with daughter who has learning difficulties.
  • Personal care – assisting with cutting fingernails.
  • Assist by making phone calls on behalf of employer.
  • Assist me if I have fallen over to get up by calling for emergency help.
  • Assisting with laundry and drying
  • If required, undertake other indoor tasks undertaken by other Pa’s when covering annual leave or sickness.
  • Shopping with me or without me
  • Appointments – Arranging and taking to GP, dentist, optician, chiropodist or hospital, hairdresser.

 

Undertaking activities for employer

  • Online food ordering
  • Point of contact for arranging appointments.
  • Help keep cupboards clean and tidy, binning out of date food.
  • Reviewing post and responding where required, paperwork filed.
  • Review household utility bills and support in changing supplier when contracts end
  • Order and chase medication ordering
  • Act as a liaison between her son, housing manager, occupational therapy, adult social care

 

 

 

Other requirements

Must be able to place online orders, mainly for food orders.

Prepared to use whatsapp for communication, during working hours. As phone calls can be difficult due to hearing disability.

Able to drive and carry me to appointments or short trips out.

 

Location

Hove

 

 

 

Hours and rate of pay

 7 hours @ £9.85

 

 

 

Requirements for applicant

  • Have a DBS or be prepared to have one
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be reliable, understanding and patient
  • Have good time keeping
  • Be fit and healthy
  • Be respectful, respect privacy and confidentiality
  • Be cheerful and positive
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Be willing to cover other PA’s leave
  • Ideally be able to drive but not essential
  • Understand how deafness can cause communication difficulties and how to deal with the effects
  • Able to support a mature adult with learning difficulties.

 

 

 

 

 

“Equality’s Act: Section 9; Schedule 83 [Work: Exceptions] (Part 1; Occupational Requirements) - applies to this post”

 

 

  • ‘Please note that this advert has been placed on behalf of one of our customers.  Should your application be successful and you are offered the position, you will be directly employed by the customer and not by PeoplePlus’