Personal Assistant
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Caring, calm and honest carer required to support gentleman in his mid seventies with moderate/severe dementia in his own home and into the community. Based in the Wigmore area of Gillingham. Some personal care involved and housekeeping duties.
Must have use of car. 8 hour days are available Monday to Sunday: 0800-1600 Monday -Friday 0830-1630 Saturday & Sunday. This will be a job share to enable continuous care coverage across 7 days, year round. £10.50 per hour rising to £12 after 6 months probation period. Immediate start available. This is a PAYE position. DBS current certificate preferred. Enhanced DBS check for Vulnerable Adults and references will be undertaken prior to the commencement of engagement. Applicants must have experience of caring for people with Alzheimer's. Please send cv & covering note via email to Job Description General Information: It is the job of the Personal Assistant to assist in meeting my social needs, and any other day-to-day requirements or activities. As a result of this assistance I hope to lead an individual, independent and active life in my own home and in the community. Support with my personal care is essential. You may need to ask what my needs are but I may not be able to express them due to my Alzheimer's condition. Therefore I will be relying on you to ensure my personal care is maintained as well as my dignity. Personal Assistants should be able to handle the physical tasks associated with my personal care, including helping me in the shower and general housekeeping duties. As a personal assistant you do not need to be physically strong to do certain tasks well, but it does help together with good general health. Personal Assistant Tasks Tasks may include assisting me with some or all of the following: • Maintaining my personal hygiene at all times on a daily basis • Supporting and taking part in social / leisure activities • Accompanying me at all times to keep me safe • General domestic tasks (cleaning, ironing, changing the bed) Qualities ü Reliable and trustworthy ü Able to accept responsibility ü Self motivated and work with initiative ü Willing to learn the job well ü Diligent and conscientious Responsibilities • Arrive at the agreed time ready to work • Give notice if you are going to be more than 10 minutes late • Communicate and discuss any problems that arise as soon as possible • Respect my privacy and maintain a professional approach at all times, being careful to treat your working relationship as confidential, including the nature of the assistance provided • Understand and be mindful of my right to dignity, respect and independence • Respect my possessions and equipment and only use the telephone, television, radio etc. with my prior consent Training As you will be meeting my personal needs, for the most part the assistance required will be learnt through us working together. When required practical training and guidance will be provided. Working Times Your core working time would be as agreed between us typically 0800-1600hrs – I require continuity therefore up to 5 number 8 hour days are available, the remainder to be shared by the other personal assistant employed.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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Access to a car: 
Full UK Driving Licence: 
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8 hours per day / 5 days a week
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Thursday, October 5, 2017