Job title: Personal Assistant
Hours: 4 hours per week – hours to be discussed
Rate of pay: £15.00 per hour
Location: Arthur’s Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne
Purpose of Job
I am looking to employ a Personal Assistant to work with my 10-year-old daughter. She is a lovely girl, who is very happy and energetic and has a cheeky sense of humour. She loves music, dancing and she loves going to the park or out in the car. She also loves going to the cinema especially films with music and dancing and likes to spend time at the Tim Lamb Centre and caravan breaks when the opportunity arises.
She has Epilepsy and a neurological disorder which means she is non-verbal and sometimes uses a wheelchair for long distances. She is fed through a PEG tube, although she can eat soft foods.
The main part of this role is to support with accessing the community, hours are flexible and can be discussed at interview stage. There will be some personal care tasks involved, like changing nappies or clothing and PEG feeding. There may be some medication to be given through the PEG tube, but training will be provided for that. A very important part of your role will be to always ensure her safety.
My daughter likes to be around happy enthusiastic people so you should be confident and outgoing. Once you get to know her you will get to understand her way of communicating and when she is happy or unhappy.
As the Personal Assistant you will work mainly alongside me and under my direction to meet my daughter’s needs. Previous experience of working with children is preferable, particularly children with special needs, but I am happy to consider applicants who do not have prior experience or knowledge but are willing to learn.
I am looking for somebody who is enthusiastic and pro-active in their work and understand the need for confidentiality in all areas of your work.
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.
This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check and references which will be taken up if you are offered the post.
Closing date: 18th January 2024
At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the U.K.