P/T Personal Assistant / Companion (Female)
How Many Hours:? 9 hrs p/wk at present, which may increase to 12 hrs/wk
When? Proposed Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 2-5pm or 3-6pm (although this may change depending on employers needs so some flexibility required)
How much? £10.90 per hr which will increase in APRIL 2024
What needs doing? Support and Companionship to the employer, an educated lady in her early 60’s who lives in Kilmarnock.
Who is the employer? The employer lives with Parkinson’s Disease which affects her mobility and speech for part of the day. Otherwise she is as independent as possible, physically fit, and has many interests including being as active as possible, keeping in touch with friends, cooking, gardening, sewing, reading and music (listening and performing).
What in more detail? We need a PA who is available for support as needed for 3 afternoon shifts a week, each of 3 hour duration, so that her husband can have some essential time off from his role as main carer. While on shift ,when the Parkinson’s Disease affects movement, support from the PA is needed to:- enable a rest and relaxation period (which is the most important need), to move to and use the toilet safely, assist with appropriate clothing and heating adjustments to avoid getting cold or too hot, make hot/cold drinks and snacks etc when requested, and to assist with operating TV and Hifi. Some assistance with light household work and food preparation may be needed.
What sort of Applicant is useful, though not always essential? A knowledge or understanding of Parkinsons Disease, and/or experience of working with other mildly/variably disabled clients is desirable but a willingness to learn and be adaptable is essential. The Personal Assistant should be happy to take direction from the employer about the care needed but feel able to make suggestions which may improve the situation.
What happens next? For more information please contact Jennifer Lee at AILN on 01294 475686. Please send your CV and contact details to Jennifer AILN using this emai address email@example.com to start things happening and we will contact you by telephone soon after it is forwarded to us. A formal application form and interview will follow if we are all happy. Two references will be needed.
And before you start? We will check references and you will need a new PVG Disclosure and a current Moving & Assisting training Course, both funded by us.
After you start? There is a 6 month probationary period attached to this post with 1 week’s notice within that time if the post does not work out.
To apply please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Ref: 19/Kilmarnock/JL
***Please note that AILN are not the employers, AILN are a Self Directed Support Charity that offer a support, payroll & mail box service on behalf of Individual Employers.***Go back