8 hours a week over a Monday and Thursday plus flexibility to cover sickness and holiday. I may need you to accompany me on holiday occasionally, but this will be individually negotiated, and I will cover all expenses.
£8.91 per hour.
Car owner essential.
I am a blind young lady in my 30s. I am looking for a flexible, hardworking, and easy-going personal assistant to help me be independent and fulfil my life. As my personal assistant your job will be to provide sighted assistance, with domestic tasks, to take me to and from leisure activities and to read/file paperwork for me. Plus prepare and cook meals. Animal lover and gardener would be an advantage.
I am a blind young lady in my 30s. I am looking for a flexible, hardworking, and easy-going personal assistant to help me be independent and fulfil my life. As my personal assistant your job will be to provide sighted assistance, with domestic tasks, to take me to and from leisure activities and to read/file paperwork for me.
Personal Assistant to Disabled Employer
Salary £8.91 Per Hour.
Hours 8 per week
I am a totally blind lady, looking to employ someone to support me to fulfil day to day activities and tasks independently. No physical support is needed as I am totally mobile. I just need an extra pair of eyes. You must be friendly, honest, trustworthy, patient, and reliable. You must like dogs.
You will be required to do the following tasks and may be asked to carry out other tasks of a similar nature. I will inform you which tasks need carrying out on a particular day.
Housekeeping and gardening
Preparation and cooking of some meals
Hobbies and social activities
Other small jobs
You will need basic maths and literacy knowledge, basic IT skills will also be an advantage. Previous experience of similar work is desirable but not essential, as I will make sure you get the training you need.
You will have both basic cookery and gardening skills and be willing to attend any training needed e.g. first aid, manual handling etc.
You must be able to understand the importance of confidentiality, be patient, calm, be a good communicator and have a good sense of humour.
A good attitude to independence is important to understand a disabled person and their choices
Team work is important as well as being able to work on your own initiative, and have some flexibility to allow for holiday or sickness cover.
You will need to be a car driver/owner and be physically fit enough to undertake any manual handling needed.
About Direct Payments
Direct payments are available from Local Authorities for people who have a care and support plan in place following a social care assessment. An amount of money is allocated to purchase the assistance and care needed to live independently.
I should stress that I will be your employer and have full responsibility for recruitment, contracts, supervision, pay, training etc. A support service assists me in meeting my responsibilities as an employer.
Salary: This is a flat rate of pay that takes account of unsociable hours and weekend working.
Hours: These are the minimally contracted hours. If I require additional support at other times I will try to give as much notice as possible, an ability to be flexible would be an advantage