Hours: 12-hour shifts – 36 – 48 hours per week
Monday – Friday
Working hours are – 8am – 8pm or 8pm – 8am
No weekend working
Must be able to support with holiday and sickness cover
Pay Rate: £10.42 rising to £10.81 after successful probation period
Area: Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join an established care and support team supporting an individual in his own home. You will work directly for the individual.
Purpose of Job
You will provide the physical assistance needed to enable me to be as fully independent as possible. As my Personal Assistant, you must be extremely reliable and be able to work flexible hours (sometimes at short notice). Ideally you will have some knowledge and experience of supporting someone with Parkinson’s Disease. However even if you have this, you must still be willing to learn about the condition in terms of how it affects me personally.
I am looking for someone who is friendly, has a sense of humour, is patient with a calm and consistent approach to the role and can judge when I am in the mood for conversation or when I need to be left to rest.
You will be proactive and able to work under minimum supervision.
I have a wide range of interests. I love all types of sport (although football remains my favourite) and I enjoy books particularly the classics (Tolstoy, Orwell, Dostoyevsky, etc.) but I am always looking for new authors to discover. I also enjoy crosswords as I am fascinated by words and sometimes need practical support to complete them (I work out the answer and you write it down).
You will be expected to have had or be prepared to have the COVID 19 vaccine for this role.
Good understanding as well as good spoken English is necessary in this role.
Please read the Job Description
Closing date: 19th December 2023
At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the U.K.