Job Title: Personal Assistant/Support Worker

Location:  Chandlers Ford          

Hourly rate:  £9.50 to 10.50 p/h depending on experience

Reference:   HCC1131         

Hours/shifts: Fridays: 10 am to 2.30 or 3 pm & Sundays: 11 am to 3 pm

(applicants must be able to commit to both days)

 

Part time PA required to support a mature, disabled gentleman

 

Initially, I can come across as a quiet person and just need a little time to get engaged in a conversation. I am very dry witted, I’ve got a collective range of interests and I enjoy getting out and about.  I class myself as a frustrated “gypsy”.  Due to my disability I have restricted mobility, use an electric wheel chair and slight speech impairment.

This position is for a part timer support worker to join an existing small team and to provide the following general support: (no personal care required)

  • Assistance to attend appointments, social/leisure events and activities including medical appointments, visiting friends/family/attend social events. It involves driving me in the PA’s car and/or to assist using public transport where possible. (employee’s car must be insured for business purpose and mileage will be reimbursed at £0.45/m)
  • Assistance with making/taking phone calls, book appointments, write letters/forms, deal with and file household paperwork
  • To assist me to access/respond my emails and to assist me to access information online, fill in online forms/assessments
  • To assist researching new activities, help with making enquiries about costs, accessibility, travel arrangements
  • To cook fresh meals according to dietary needs; guidance/training will be given
  • To cover holidays of other staff(where possible)
  • To help having a shave

 

Other duties

 

  • To build a trusting relationship, provide companionship and motivational support when needed

QUALITIES, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Formal experience of supporting people with disabilities not essential (Informal experience such as supporting family member/friends/volunteering an advantage)
  • Plenty of common sense experience essential and general knowledge of supporting a person with speech impairment welcome
  • Well organised, reliable, committed, good time-keeping,
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and with the ability to follow instructions well and ability to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • A general interest in Art, photography welcome
  • Must have clean driving licence and have access to own vehicle
  • Outgoing, friendly without being too overpowering
  • Patience, trustworthy, honest and cheerful
  • Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom

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.

Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to this role.