PA Vacancy

Personal Assistant JD/MT York

Personal Assistant Wanted

Job Title:             Personal Assistant

Hours:                 Saturday and Sunday mornings,  start between 9am – 10am for 3 hours

Monday, Friday and Sunday evenings, start between 6pm – 6.30pm for 2 hours

Ideally one or two people would cover these hours. I am able to offer some flexibility, so it works for all of us.

 Rate:                   £11.40 an hour + 5.6 weeks paid holiday pro rata

Area:                  Central York

 

About me

I am 28 years old and have chronic health conditions which affect multiple aspects of my everyday living. I have recently become a parent, so am adapting to this big change in my life. I have a small team of personal assistants to enable me to live like any other 26-year-old who loves parenthood, their pets (5 rats), art, music, and cooking.

Having a small baby, life can be a bit unpredictable, which may mean the hours need to change slightly. The ideal candidate will be flexible with hours you can work, but I will always do everything I can to arrange hours that work for both of us. I am very active in my local communities, so my PA must be able to accompany me and be okay with physical activity and jobs around the house that I physically struggle with.

You need to have:

  • An awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • An awareness of the impact of living with chronic pain
  • An awareness of environmental issues

Tasks will include:

  • Supporting me to do everything that a new parent needs to do!
  • Support to access the community e.g., baby groups, music, craft workshops, gardening, activities involving animals etc
  • Support me to take care of day-to-day activities & household chores
  • Support me to plan menus, shop, and prepare meals
  • Cooking very basic meals
  • Support me around managing personal care
  • Support me to attend medical appointments and achieve positive outcomes

You need to be:

  • Good with babies!
  • Cheerful, friendly, sociable and truthful
  • Reliable, competent, practical and self-motivating
  • Able to learn and support my routines and requests
  • Able to work independently, complete tasks you start and use your own initiative, so I can avoid micro-managing.
  • Knowledgeable of how to maintain a hygienic, safe and accessible home environment
  • A good adaptable communicator
  • Imaginative and creative
  • Someone with a good sense of humour (or have the capacity to put up with my terrible puns!)
  • Confident and willing to learn
  • OK with rats, cats, dogs and other pets
  • Respectful of your employer and their environment
  • Supportive of and comfortable in the LGBT community, especially trans people
  • Able to leave any personal issues you have at the door, so we can have appropriate boundaries

Rewards

  • Free training and development
  • A warm and friendly environment

This post is subject to DBS checks and references.

This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 schedule 9 paragraphs 1 – 4.

For more information, please see the Job Description

Closing date: Monday 5th July 2021

To apply you can complete the Online Application Form or request an Application Form from directpayments@disabilitynorth.org.uk

 

    APPLICATION FORM

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