Personal Assistant for Direct Payments employer
- DBS will be paid for by funding authority
- Training will be given
A physically disabled mother who suffers with other complex needs is seeking a female worker(s) who can undertake duties listed below to support mum and young child to have a good quality of family life.
This role would suit an experienced and confident person who is good at communicating, teamwork, time management and multi-tasking. The ideal candidate will have a warm, reliable, and caring personality who is willing to support both mum and child on a long-term basis. This role is specific to a familial setting, so the candidate must be able to support both mum and child within the family home.
Successful candidates will need to have a full driving licence, already have a DBS or be willing to undergo DBS checks, have good knowledge of using Microsoft Office and Email platforms and be able to work with own initiative and autonomy.
Job Description –
- Willingness to undergo training and extra learning to support the family, such as Paediatric first aid courses, child development and disability awareness.
- Support with activities for mum and child to engage with together around the home.
- Support/organise activities with child when mum is unable to join in/needs respite.
- Support mum to research and plan activities which can be done with child, which are appropriate for mums needs as well.
- Support with preparing child's bag for nursery/school, checking that essential's, such as spare clothing has been packed.
- Support in preparing healthy snacks/lunches for the child.
- To be responsible for taking/collecting the child from childcare provision when mum is not able to do so.
- Support mum and child in meeting nutritional needs, with meal planning, preparations, and grocery shopping.
- To ensure that mum and child have access to meals which are in line with their dietary requirements for times when the PA is not here (e.g., lunch)
- To help and support mum in developing morning and evening routines for the child.
- To support mum practically in all aspects of the child's physical care needs, both sole and shared care, depending on mums own health needs and age and stage of development of child.
- Support both mum and child to attend appointments.
- Support mum with admin, calendars, diary and organising household upkeep by e.g., liaising with a cleaner or a gardener
- To be responsible for household tasks such as assisting with washing and putting clothes away, changing bedding, and maintaining cleanliness within the property. To ensure that pathways and sitting surfaces are clear.
- To assist mum so that she can carry out personal care tasks (e.g., bringing her the necessities to brush her teeth).
- To assist with medications for mum, ensuring that prescriptions are up-to-date, and ordered in advance of running out.
- To maintain the general upkeep of the family car, e.g., ensuring there is screen wash, fuel and de-icer. To ensure that supplies necessary for the journey/outing are accessible and ready so that mum's medical needs and child's needs are met.
The hours available will be 32 hrs per fortnight alternating weeks. Week A mornings and Sunday (12.5 hours) and Week B evenings and Saturday (19.5 hours), average 16 hours per week over a 6 day period
WEEK 1 mornings 7.00 a.m. – 8.00 a.m. Monday to Friday and Sunday 11.30 a.m. – 7.00 p.m, including 30 minutes unpaid break
WEEK 2 evenings 4.30 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturday 11.30 a.m. – 7.00 p.m, including 30 minutes unpaid break
There will be a requirement to work additional hours when your colleague is on holiday or sick.
Meals included when on shift and use of family car when undertaking specific duties for the family.
Please apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference number CS629597 or forward an up to date CV to the email address above quoting reference number CS629597