PA Vacancy

Female Personal Assistant (JM/Shiremoor)

Job title: Female Personal Assistant

Rate of pay: £8.50 per hour, evenings and weekends

Location: Shiremoor, North Tyneside

Weekly hours: 9 hours

A Female Personal Assistant is required to assist a mid-30s totally blind lady who lives in the North Tyneside area to help with tasks previously completed by her husband who unexpectedly passed away in 2017.

The ideal candidate should be friendly, empathetic and approachable with a good level of listening skills, common sense and a good sense of humour is required.  The lady currently lives in her own home with her 7-year-old black Labrador Guide Dog, so a dog lover is essential.

Tasks will include accompanying the client to the local gym, guiding her on and off gym equipment, offering assistance in exercise classes and at the swimming pool, walking the guide dog accompanied by the client, helping with shopping for both groceries and clothes, and offering guidance to the client when sorting out her wardrobe.  She is an avid Karaoke fan, so you may be asked to accompany her to the local pub from time to time so she can sing on the karaoke.

You would also be required to carry out some tasks around the home including light cooking, assisting with the reading of postal mail, filling out online application forms as directed and helping with laundry and light cleaning from time to time.

A driver is preferred but not essential.  Mileage will be reimbursed when using your car.

A knowledge of fashion is also preferred, especially when accompanying the lady clothes shopping, but this is not essential.

Previous experience of visual impairment is beneficial, however this is not essential, as full training can be offered by the client.

Email directpayments@disabilitynorth.org.uk for more information.