Multiple positions - Personal Assistants (Independent Lives)
Salary: From £10.42 an hour
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full - time or Part - time
Closing date: Wednesday 9 August 2023
Who to contact if you have a query: For all vacancies, please go to PA vacancies - PA Pages (pa-pages.org) or call 01903 219482
About the role
As a personal assistant you will work directly for an individual or individuals, helping them live as independently as possible by supporting them in daily life. This gives you freedom and flexibility to work on a one-to-one basis, meaning, you can build a strong rapport whilst enabling you to better understand their support needs.
Personal Assistants are employed directly by an individual who’s managing and paying for their own care. This is usually through their own personal budget or a social care direct payment. Personal assistants usually support individuals in their own home or out in the community supporting them with daily tasks such as appointments, or social activities.
Part of supporting an individual to live independently could include:
• Helping individuals lead a healthy lifestyle
• Attending vocational training, volunteering or work experience
• Supporting them with social, physical activities and hobbies
• Working with them to manage correspondence and other household admin
• Assisting or encouraging them to complete daily tasks like cooking, cleaning and shopping
• Helping individuals attend work, college or university
• Supporting with personal care and medication
Your duties will vary based on the needs of the individual. Some may have more social needs while others need help with mobility & personal care.
Support will be for adults or children in the community with physical, mental and/or learning disabilities. The support may be for a few hours each day or you may be part of a team that delivers 24 hour care.
As a Personal assistant you need good listening and communication skills, a desire to help and support others, the ability to be empathetic whilst being flexible with good time management.
For all vacancies, please go to PA vacancies - PA Pages (pa-pages.org) or call 01903 219482
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.