Markyate, St Albans
3 hrs per week Tues 4pm-7pm
£11 per hour
Care driver essential
Personal Assistant Job Description
I am a primary school aged boy who has Downs Syndrome and Epilepsy. I need a personal assistant to assist me in all areas of my personal, domestic and social life, both at home and in the community.
Your role is to encourage me to interact with you and be as independent as possible in my own home.
You must be reliable, able to work 4pm 7pm, you must respect my privacy and understand my need for confidentiality. You will work under my mum’s / dad’s direction.
Personal Assistant Tasks
The work involves some or all of the following tasks. Some tasks will be weekly, others occasionally. As my needs vary, it is important that you are flexible about the work and agree to undertake other reasonable tasks.
Support to get in / out of bed or wheelchair
Support with dressing and undressing
Assist with bathing
Assist with using the toilet
Assist with cleaning ears, hair, skin etc.
Support with physiotherapy exercises
Support with feeding / drinking
Read and sing to me
Use basic Makaton signs with me as directed by my mum / dad
Interact with me e.g. use hand over hand to get me to clap
Prepare and administer meals, drinks and medication
Tidy up after meals, bath and play
Change my bed linen
Assist me to move around my home by using the hoist or wheelchair
Clean my toys
To help me with any chosen activity, inside or outside my home, e.g. going for a walk
Assist me into and out of my car / van
Assist with getting to and taking part in social activities e.g. swimming
Personal Assistant’s General Responsibilities
Arrive at the agreed time, ready to work
Give as much notice as possible if you are going to be late or can’t come
Discuss any problems with me as soon as possible
Respect my possessions / equipment and use them only with my consent
Only use your mobile phone with prior permission from my mum / dad