Live-in PA needed for 34 yo physically disabled lady in Camberley, 2 weeks on-2 weeks off, £875 pwk
JOB START DATE 11th APRIL 2018
I am a 34 year old lady and have Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Scoliosis and Osteoporosis. I have a spinal neck and back fusion. I have extremely limited movement, am very stiff, have weak limbs and am in a great deal of pain on a daily basis. I rely on an electric wheelchair to get around, although I can walk a few steps with crutches within my house. I live in Camberley in a 2-bedroom bungalow with my 2 cats. My house is very near shops, restaurants and a cinema. I am in the England Team for the sport of Boccia and have represented my country several times abroad and in this country. I do regular training sessions at my local Sports Arena and also in Maidenhead and Guildford. I attend England Training Camps every month in Mansfield and Nottingham and compete in Sheffield and Hatfield each year. Other than my sport I love to make cards and enjoy other craft projects. I love films and music. I love to spend time with my Niece and Nephew (aged 1 and 3) too.
I am looking for a female PA aged 25 or over (due to car insurance) to live-in with me on a 2 week on – 2 weeks off rota. My PA needs to help me with all aspects of personal care (incl, washing me, showering me, toileting, shaving, combing my hair and dressing). I need my PA to cook, wash up, do laundry, change bedding, clean for me, take me shopping and to social events etc, either help me to or run errands on my behalf when needed, attend hospital appointments and basically assist me in all aspects of daily living. I require assistance in the night too – usually I need to go to the toilet and need a hip stretch if I am in a lot of pain. My PA usually gets up to me twice a night. My PA is required to drive me where ever I need to go, this can be as far as London and Sheffield on occasions – I have a manual Fiat Doblo. I need help with all my Boccia training and competitions, this includes helping me with stretches, picking up my balls for me, assisting with measuring and placing balls on court and accompanying me to training sessions, training camps and matches/competitions. I also need my PA to accompany me to international competitions, all expenses paid, (this is usually in Eastern European countries) – for internationals you will be required to share a bedroom with me, usually for up to 4 nights only. I usually only go to a maximum of 2 international competitions a year.
I am afraid that I can only accept people on the PAYE scheme. I pay £125 per full day worked with me, I pay double for Bank Holidays. You will have 39 days a year Holiday which is at the rate of £62.50 per her whole day (holiday pay can only be given after you have been in my employment for 3 months). Please note, very occasionally (usually twice a year) there will be times when you will be required to take holiday if I am staying with my parents or going on holiday with them. Payroll runs from the 19th to the 19th of each month. I submit the hours you have worked for each period to my payroll company and you will then be issued with a payslip which will have your TAX & NIC deducted from it. I will then pay you on the last day of the month via bank transfer. I offer a small food allowance (subject to change) of £4.29 per full day worked with me which is paid to you when I pay the wages. There is a pension attached to this role.
ESSENTIAL QUALITIES I AM LOOKING FOR IN A PA
Someone who is Patient
Someone with enthusiasm and full of energy (must be able to cope with disturbed nights)
A confident driver
Good with animals (especially cats) and children
Friendly and outgoing
AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR CV TO ME YOU MAY BE OFFERED AN INTERVIEW, (HELD AT MY HOUSE), IF THIS IS A SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW, A TRIAL PERIOD (PAID FOR EACH SUCCESSFUL DAY) OF 3 DAYS DURING FEBRUARY AND MARCH IS REQUIRED BEFORE 11TH APRIL, AND IF THIS IS SUCCESSFUL THEN A FURTHER TRIAL OF 1 WEEK IS REQUIRED, AGAIN THIS WILL HAVE TO BE IN FEBRUARY OR MARCH. AFTER THIS, IF WE ARE BOTH HAPPY THEN 2 WEEK STINTS WILL COMMENCE FOR A 3 MONTH TRIAL PERIOD.