Hours: up to 16 per week (Asking for every Friday and 1 in 4 Saturdays, times and days to be confirmed at interview)

Area: East Boldon, South Tyneside

Hourly rate: from age related national minimum wage to £11.10 per hour

Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)

 

We are looking for a female PA who is required to join a team of PAs to support a busy lady with a spinal injury who is a wheelchair user and requires full assistance. This lady has full paralysis of lower body and only very minimal use of her hands and no grip in her fingers.

The PA will be required to assist with personal care, work, exercise at the gym, everyday chores, dog walking and attending social activities. This lady lives in her own property and requires 24 hour continued support with activities of daily living, work and appointments. This lady likes visiting recreational areas with her dog, shopping, cooking and socialising.

Spinal injury means that she has a range of complex medical need’s which are managed by a small team of carers and regular shifts are available. All training will be given to the successful applicant from the Spinal Nurse from James Cook Hospital. Some flexibility is required to cover holidays and sickness.

Essential to hold a clean driving licence to transport in mobility car.

 

There is a genuine occupational requirement for the holder of this post to be male/female in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 and Equality Act 2010 schedule 9 paragraphs 1 – 4.

 

Closing date: This vacancy will close as soon as a suitable candidate is appointed.

At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the U.K.