Job Title: Personal Assistant
Responsible to: Direct Payment Employer
Hours: 16 hours per week to be used flexibly, additional hours may be offered.
Hourly Rate: £9.00
Holiday Entitlement: 5.6 weeks per year
An opportunity has arisen for a personal assistant to support a lady in the Blaydon area. Previous care experience; especially in relation to knowledge of pain management and supporting people with their mental health; is preferred but not essential.
Duties will be to assist with a mixture of personal care, domestic tasks, attending social activities and medical appointments.
Daily work will be around the employer’s home and out and about in the community.
The hours of work will be negotiated with employer, however flexibility with working times is required.
The successful candidate will be required to be able to work both independently as well as part of a team, possess good time keeping skills and initiative as well as being comfortable around animals – I have free flying birds in my home and I own a horse that I will need support to visit and be involved in her care.
Due to my physical health I have limited mobility, therefore someone with a full clean driving licence and their own transport is essential (mileage will be reimbursed).
This is a brief outline of the basic requirements of the position advertised and further details and routines will be given in the job description.
For an application or for further information, please contact the Direct Payments Team at email@example.com or 0191 4332314, using reference number P151317.
All posts will be subject to a probationary period, enhanced DBS checks – the cost of this will be covered by the employer – and two references.
Please note these vacancies are not employed through Gateshead Council but through the Individual Service user.
Closing Date 5th March 2021