Personal Care Assistant DPHRLS
BCP Council
Bournemouth
2d ago

About the Role :

We are looking for a Personal Assistant to provide support to a lady, who has physical health and mental health difficulties.

She lives in Southbourne area.

We are looking for a total of 25 hours a week, 5 days a week, Monday-Friday 9am-2pm

Main Duties will include but not limited to :

  • assist me in taking medication - no medical knowledge required
  • help caring for skin, feet, nails and hair care (female preferred due to personal needs requirements)
  • assisting and reminding me to eat and drink when required
  • undertaking household duties such as washing up, laundry, ironing, putting clothes away, hoovering, dusting and cleaning
  • undertaking preparation and cooking of meals and drinks
  • shopping and / or assisting me with shopping
  • filing and mailing my correspondence
  • running errands, collecting and carrying things on my behalf
  • making and changing beds
  • collection of my prescriptions
  • escorting me to medical appointments when required
  • escorting me to meetings and recreation including visits to the theatre, church and cinema when able
  • doing simple maintenance (oil, water, cleaning etc.) of my car
  • pushing my wheelchair on walks and local trips
  • general maintenance of the outside of my house such as clearing snow, leaves, ice and some gardening
  • Accompanying me when I am walking my 2 large dogs.
  • Hourly Rate : £10.50 employed

    Ideal Candidate :

  • Previous PA experience in a similar role is essential and knowledge and / or experience of a brain injury is advantageous
  • Confident around animals as we have 2 lively dogs, a rabbit and a hamster.
  • Be physically able to assist me with crossing the road and keeping me safe (I do not have any mobility difficulties and can walk unaided, I just need support to pay attention and cross safely)
  • Must have patience, enjoy socialising and be reliable
  • Confident to be directive as and when required
  • Full, valid driving license preferred but not essential
  • DBS Check will be required
  • Legally Able to Work in UK
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