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Personal Assistant (BL2)

Job Title: Personal Assistant

Job Ref: PT/BL/06/18

Rate of Pay: £8.75 /hour

Job Location:
· Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Nature of the job role: I am creative, animal lover who likes being outdoors and seeing friends. I also live with complex mental health needs. I am looking for female personal assistants to support me in my own home and the community.

Main Duties:
Personal duties: Prompting and supporting with personal care at times and helping me maintain a routine where my basic needs are met. My condition is variable

Domestic duties: Assisting me with shopping and meal planning. Light domestic tasks to help me maintain and clean and safe environment. Food preparation and cooking as well as prompting to eat and drink

Social Duties: Accompany me on social outings, accessing local amenities and medical appointments. Accompany me to Aquafit, swimming and walking therefore active person who can swim preferred

Hours of work: 9 hours 
Monday: 10am - 1pm
Thursday: 11am-2 pm
Saturday: 8.00am -11.00am

Qualifications: You should hold a valid full driving licence, current insurance and have access to a vehicle at all times. Mileage will be paid by employer.
Skills & Experience: Experience of providing person centred care essential. Some experience of working with people with complex mental health needs preferable but not essential

The successful applicants will have a flexible attitude to work as I require changes in hours worked to enable me to attend events, see friends further afield, or medical appointments (advance notice will be given) You must be reliable, honest and be able to stay calm in a crisis. You must be prepared to provide person centred care supporting me how I wish to be supported. Successful candidates will have a good awareness of how mental health conditions can affect people day to day and feel confident about learning about how my condition affects my life and how you can best support me to live life to the full. Please note I try to live life without diagnoses and focus on solutions and coping strategies rather the problems and limitations on achievement.

This post will include 5.6 weeks paid annual leave (pro-rata)
It will be necessary to complete a DBS for this post (costs met by employer)
You will be working in a non smoking household, there will be a friendly cat present.

Required experience:
· Support Environment: 2 years
· Experience of working with people with mental health needs: 1 year

Required licence or certification:
· Full clean driving licence

To apply for this role please send a CV or letter outlining your suitability for the role to PAvacancies@idealforall.co.uk – please quote job reference in your application.
Alternatively if you would like to discuss the role please call 0121 558 5555 option 1 and speak to a member of the Direct Payment Team.