Female* Personal Support Assistant MP5187
£10.00 per hr
•Personal Support Assistant/Facilitator
•Assistance dog will accompany at all times
•Variable health condition – some days/week home based only
•Female wheelchair user
•Small amount of personal care as required
•Require assistance to access the community
•Mobile around the home in wheelchair
•Needs assistance to access toilet in home
•To prepare drinks and snacks
•Very strict non-smoking environment.
•Non-smoker preferred as client may have respiratory issues if your clothing smells of smoke
•Applicants must be over 25 due to vehicle insurance requirements
days a week, (not Wednesday) 12 noon to 5 pm with the occasional evening as
arranged. Flexibility in these hours
would be appreciated. To discuss at interview.
*Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies
Must be comfortable with pets- Assistance Dog
Must have a UK driving licence
Other : Must be happy to drive client in her own vehicle. (Clients vehicle also has a dash cam).
Place of work will be in the employer’s family home with other adult family members around who may activities participate in occasional.
Applicants must be over 25 due to vehicle insurance requirements.
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.
Assisting with baking
Assisting to prepare healthy and nutritious food and drink.
Personal Care: (please add in/delete as applicable)
Assist with some basic aspects of personal care as and when required.
Assist with dressing/undressing as required
Assist employer in and out of her Motability vehicle.
Prompt to take medication as required
Assist employer to transfer between bed/toilet/wheelchair/car etc as required
Must be willing to pick up dog poo with appropriate H&S measures such as gloves and hand sanitizer
Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
Support and assist employer to access the local community
To motivate and suggest potential new activities
Assist employer to develop new and maintain existing family/personal relationships
Facilitate and encourage employer to become more independent within her local community
Facilitate employer to access shops and to make purchases
I do a lot of photography – must be willing and able to carry my camera bag and change lenses etc
Attend daytime classes with employer and facilitate learning (drawing, needlework, cooking, crafts etc)
To carry out all tasks in a manner that promotes and maintains as much independence and respect as possible for the employer
To carry out all tasks while ensuring the health & safety of the employer, the employee and others.
Employer uses a power chair when out in the community.
Please note: The employer’s Assistance dog will accompany you both at all times
The successful applicant will be:
Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
Reliable with excellent time-keeping
Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative (once they know preferences)
Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
Able to get on well with dogs
Good sense of humour
Honest and cheerful
Basic good cooking skills
Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.