I am in search of new staff to work alongside me as a personal assistant. This is a fulfilling role that gives you the chance to make a difference to someone else’s life. I am looking for someone who is punctual, reliable, a team player and can be flexible. Word processing skills and a full driving licence are also essential.
There are between 12-15 hours available, though there is the potential for more hours to cover holidays and sickness. This is an ideal opportunity for a student looking to gain experience in in social care sector or anyone who wants to put their time to good use.
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Rate of Pay: Flat Rate: £9.50 per hour – Weekly Hours: To be discussed at interview.
About the employer:
This post is to support a sociable 42-year-old man living in the Wrexham area. He uses a wheelchair and lives with Friedreich’s Ataxia. Subsequently he requires support to remain independent. An intelligent author and disabled activist with a good sense of humour, he remains ambitious and adventurous. He enjoys company and likes to go out socialising.
Summary of duties:
|To provide support to access various social and recreational activities. You must therefore have a clean driving license. You will need to support with his personal care, including toileting, washing, dressing and preparing meals. He is a very creative individual and requires support to develop his ideas. Due to his poor dexterity he struggles to type quickly – as a writer this is most frustrating – therefore you should have good word-processing skills.
A full driving license is also required as he often attends meetings throughout the North Wales and North West area.
Support with gardening and household tasks.
The post will include 5.6 weeks paid annual leave (pro-rata)
Police records check funded by the employer will be required.
The person they are looking for:
|The ideal person will have a good sense of humour and should also display plenty of energy, initiative and enthusiasm. In addition, applicants should be patient and trustworthy with a flexible and empathetic attitude. A positive attitude and clear understanding of confidentiality is essential. Promoting the independence of the client will be the main focus for any support.
You must be reliable, friendly, flexible and punctual.
The specific hours that need covering at the moment are Thursday morning 08.30-10.30, Thursday afternoon 15.00-17.30 and Friday mornings 08.30-15.00.
Holiday and Sickness Cover is also available regularly.