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