Personal Assistant

Details

1032760
University of Nottingham
23/10/2021
Other - See Job
20 hours per week, 10 hours per working day
Casual
 

Pay

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Description

Unitemps are acting as an Employment Business, supplying temporary workers, in relation to this vacancy.

We are a disabled couple in our late 30s/early 40s, living near Nottingham City Centre who directly employ a team of PAs to assist us as required to live as independently as possible. 

Part time PA required to assist us with personal care, domestic and social tasks - £11 per hour

  • Assistance getting in and out of bed.
  • Assistance getting dressed and undressed
  • Providing assistance with toileting, dealing with bladder and bowel needs (including caring for a suprapubic catheter, and caring for a stoma), pad changes etc.
  • Assistance with PEG feeding.
  • Assistance with non-invasive ventilators.
  • Assistance with washing and showering and filing toe and finger nails.
  • Performing passive exercises to limbs.
  • General grooming, make-up and personal appearance.
  • Preparing and assisting with administering medicines.

Domestic

  • Preparing/cooking food and drinks for us and guests.
  • House cleaning and helping to keep house hazard-free, washing up, laundry, cleaning and tidying work surfaces, appliances, shelves, etc.
  • Keeping medicines, incontinence products, creams, ointments, etc. in an orderly, hygienic and secure manner and preparing these for use.
  • Cleaning and simple maintenance work on technical aids such as our wheelchairs (e.g. pumping up tyres).
  • Collecting prescriptions etc.
  • Helping to care for house plants.
  • Assistance with gardening tasks.

Social

  • Assistance with getting to and from, and in and out of transportation.
  • Driving the van and performing basic maintenance (refuelling, checking tyre pressure etc.)
  • Providing support outside the home e.g. with pushing a wheelchair, going to the toilet, etc.
  • Accompanying to social events, meetings, appointments, gigs, the cinema, shopping trips, visits to libraries, etc.

General

  • Putting rubbish out for collection, ensuring all waste is disposed of hygienically.
  • Clearing snow or leaves from pathways, drives, etc. if necessary.
  • Enabling us to carry out our chosen activity whether inside or outside the home by carrying out any other request that we may reasonably make.
  • Full driving licence preferred. 
  • DBS check (formerly known as CRB check): Enhanced Disclosure required (cost met by employers).
  • The position would suit a punctual, reliable and friendly person who understands the importance of independence. 
  • We are looking for someone proactive with a good memory who can enable us to get the most out of life, despite our very severe disabilities and complex assistance needs. 
  • Applicants who hold a valid driving licence and are willing to drive a van will be preferred. 
  • Experience in this field of work is preferred but not essential, but you need to be willing to be trained to perform invasive procedures, dressing changes, etc. Full training provided.
Nottingham, NG7
  • Guaranteed hours and opportunities to work overtime.
  • Ideal for undergrad/postgrad students or anyone else looking for a reliable part time income.
  • 11.2 days annual leave per full holiday year, extra AL accrued if you work any additional hours (sickness cover etc.).
  • TPR compliant pension scheme.
  • Rotas agreed months in advance, allowing PAs to plan ahead.
  • No agency, PAs are directly employed by the disabled persons.
  • Join a small, friendly and supportive team and work with reliable employers who have many years’ experience working with and training PAs.
  • Location near the City Centre with free on-site parking and excellent public transport links.
  • Permanent contract 
  • £11 per hour
  • 20 hours per week, 10 hours per working day.  
  • Working weeks will alternate between 2 weekdays and every other weekend,  
  • e.g. Week 1: Thu 9am-7pm & Fri 9am-7pm – Week 2: Sat 9am-7pm & Sun 9am-7pm.
Please apply by sending your CV to snoozingmole@gmail.com