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Ad-hoc post with varied hours as and when required
I am a 13yr old girl looking for a personal assistant to support me with all aspects of daily life. I have Spinal Muscular Atrophy which means my muscles don’t work well and therefore I have very limited movement/strength in my arms and legs. I use an electric wheelchair and need support with all personal care, daily routines and activities. I live with my mum and older brother. I love Disney, painting my nails, fashion and hanging out with my friends. I enjoy watching netflix and youtube, singing, listening to music and doing arts and crafts. Although shy at first, I’m very chatty once I get to know you.
Morning/evenings shifts will involve getting me up or putting me to bed. My skin is extremely sensitive so I can find dressing/undressing quite uncomfortable and you need to be very patient and understanding. Afternoon shifts might involve helping me with activities such as doing my nails or arts and crafts. I might want help when spending time with my friends at home or going out to meet them. Overnight shifts will involve responding to me if I wake during the night. I might need to be repositioned or have my covers moved or to have a drink. I could need help with personal care at any of these times. You will need to use a hoist and other manual handling equipment.
Candidates with previous PA experience/knowledge of using a hoist and manual handling equipment/skills will be preferred but is not essential as training will be offered. A driving licence is preferred but not essential.
Essential criteria: You must be kind at all times and gentle when moving me. You need to be firm but friendly, reliable and approachable. You need to be good at listening as I am very good at expressing myself and my needs. You must be punctual and reliable.
Hours: Options from between 2 and 12 hours per week, hourly rate is £11.71
Shift details: Shifts can be anything from 2 to 12 hours per week and may include an overnight (up to 8 hours), Sunday mornings 10am-1pm, after school 4pm – 6pm, weekend afternoons 2pm – 5pm or evenings 7pm – 9pm. All timings approx. Shifts can be arranged in discussion to meet needs.
We have an established Pension Scheme and annual leave system.
The post is subject to a conditional PVG Scheme membership check and if you are not a member, you will be asked to join before any formal offer could be made. PVG costs will be paid by the employer.
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