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Personal Assistant (DW) - External Vacancy - ST17

Job Title: Personal Assistant (PA)

Job Ref: JI/DW/01/24

Reporting to: Employer

Location: Wildwood, Staffordshire

Rate of Pay: £11.44 per hour

Hours of work: 10 hrs per week - flexible working days 7 days a week

Nature of the job role: We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Personal Assistant (PA) to provide comprehensive support to a disabled individual diagnosed with motor neurone disease. As a PA, you will play a crucial role in assisting with daily activities and helping to enhance quality of life. The ideal candidate will be reliable, empathetic, and adaptable, with a strong commitment to providing personalised care and support.

Main Duties:
● Assist with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting - As a previous hairdresser for 30 years, takes pride in having hair styled and always looking highly presentable
● Provide mobility assistance, including transferring to and from wheelchair, bed, or other surfaces.
● Administer medications as prescribed
● Accompany the client to medical and dental appointments and provide assistance as required.
● Support with household tasks such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, and laundry.
● Assist with transportation needs, including driving or arranging for transportation.
● Provide companionship and emotional support, engaging in conversation.
● Maintain confidentiality and respect the privacy of the client at all times.
● Follow care plans and instructions provided by healthcare professionals and family members.
● Any other reasonable duties that may be necessary within reason

Skills & Experience:
● Previous experience working as a personal care assistant or similar role preferred.
● Basic knowledge of Motor Neurone Disease (MND/ALS) issues and experience working with individuals with disabilities.
● Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and trust.
● Patience, empathy, and a compassionate demeanour.
● Reliable and punctual, with the ability to maintain a flexible schedule.
● Ability to handle stressful situations calmly and effectively.
● Valid driver's license and clean driving record

This position offers the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the life of an individual with disabilities, providing essential support and companionship. If you are passionate about helping others and possess the necessary skills and qualifications, we encourage you to apply.

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.