PART TIME PERSONAL ASSISTANT
The employer is a 28 year old young woman with a visually impaired and memory issues who is supported by her mum to fulfil her role as an employer. She lives in her own tenancy in Drongan. It is important to recognize that the care you are employed to assist with will be provided within the family and her home, therefore confidentiality and respect for the family’s privacy is of the utmost importance.
The tasks you may be required to do will vary, according to the needs of the employer and could include the following:
PERSONAL TASKS: To assist with medication, memory issues as I have short term memory loss, mobility as I am registered blind and use a white cane, stress and episodes as I get anxious and suffer from non-epileptic attacks.
HOUSEHOLD TASKS: These will be completed on a regular basis throughout the week or when needed and include help with cooking and preparing a meal at times, household cleaning, laundry and ironing
GENERAL TASKS: Shopping, assisting with my paperwork / telephone calls / mail / budgeting etc.
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES / OUTINGS: You may be required to assist me to attend my weekly Headways group, attend appointments, visits to the cinema, shopping trips, meeting friends & family and going out in the evenings at times
SUPPORT WITH MY HOBBIES AND INTERESTS: Craft, card making, baking, creative colouring, scrapbooking & birdwatching
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Must be honest, reliable with a willingness to help and aware of the importance of confidentiality. Driving would be preferred but not essential. Your own vehicle would be required but fuel expenses will be paid when being used to transport employer (if using own vehicle you must have a current clean drivers licence and business insurance). Training will be given as identified in post
PERSONAL ASSISTANT HOURS: This post is for 15 hours until present personal assistant returns from maternity leave in November thereafter for 5 hours a week with flexible required to cover additional hours for holidays/sickness for the other personal assistant. Start date as soon as possible
Normally this will be a day shift with an occasional evening shift if required. Flexibility is required to support the employer’s needs. Present 15 hours will be worked over 3 days of 5 hours shifts covered during Monday-Friday.
Wage rate: £8.50 per hour
Wages are paid 4 weekly in arrears, by an Employers Cheque / BACS Transfer. (dependent on Payroll service used)
This Job Description is set around my needs as is the rota and either may change in the future according to my support needs.
***This position is subject to a 6 month probationary period.
Successful applicants will have to provide 2 references (one of which must be your current or most recent employer) and undergo a New PVG Disclosure at the employers cost.
To apply please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref: CM/DRONGAN/EG
Alternatively, please contact Evelyn Gilchrist on 01294 475685 to request an application form to be completed and returned to:
Evelyn Gilchrist, Self Directed Support Manager
Ayrshire Independent Living Network
The Michael Lynch Centre for Enterprise
71 Princes Street
**PLEASE NOTE THAT AILN ARE NOT THE EMPLOYERS. WE ARE A SUPPORT & MAILBOX SERVICE FOR INDIVIDUAL PERSONAL EMPLOYERS IN RECEIPT OF SELF DIRECTED SUPPORT FUNDING AND HAVE NO INPUT INTO WHOM THEY DECIDE TO EMPLOY***Go back