Personal Assistant

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Salary Description
£9.35 PER HOUR
Contract Type

Personal Assistant

Job Description

Yate – Ref PER538126/NS

Rate of Pay: £9.35 per hour Hours: 10 hours per week over 2 or 3 days.

This job is based in Yate but please note that all applicants from surrounding areas are also welcome. Hours can be used flexibly and arranged on a week-to-week basis if required and to suit our combined availability.

Job purpose:

To assist a young woman with complex mental illness with day-to-day activities enabling me, as your employer, to continue to maintain an independent and fulfilling life that meets my chosen lifestyle and that will also build on my existing achievements.

Work duties may include:

Personal care tasks (minimal) Daily household chores and dealing with correspondence Driving me to appointments, community events, voluntary opportunities and dog training Supporting me to use public transport Assisting me on day trips both with and without my dog Supporting me to take my dog on long countryside walks Supporting me with social activities outside of my home area Providing emotional support during public access training of my assistance dog Shopping for food and other required items Preparing, cooking food and baking Clearing away after preparing food Cleaning and laundry Insuring my home is hygienic and safe

Other requirements:

Working in a safe way and highlighting any safety concerns Assistance with management of my health risks Establishing and maintaining effective communication Must have a good understanding of the importance of the need for confidentiality

I am looking for people with the following qualities:

Self-motivated with the ability to work alone or as part of a team where necessary Effective communication skills, patience, empathy and a good sense of humour are paramount for this job role

Comfortable with large dogs and driving with them in the car

Enjoys being in the countryside and going for long walks Open to learning new skills and thinking outside the box Are willing to undertake domestic activities Flexible, reliable and honest Must have a positive mindset which will serve to enhance my life Good general fitness (not essential for this role but may help) Can stay calm under pressure, and know when to use own initiative Basic admin/recording keeping

Competent driver preferred, with full, clean driving licence as I have a vehicle loaned to me under the Motability scheme which you will be able to drive.

‘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’


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