Personal Assistant for a disabled woman, including live-out accommodation in London

Greenwich, London
23 hours ago
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This position is perfect for an individual who wants to live in London and is committed to working 40 hours per week. If you have enthusiasm and a keen interest in learning new skills, this opportunity will provide you with the skill set required to assist me in all areas of my life. The successful applicant will gain an insight into independent living and the daily practice of a professional performance/video artist.

Job outline:
* Approximately 40 hours per week. Includes day and night shifts.
* Available for emergency cover when other PAs are off sick or on holiday.
* Separate, shared, live-out accommodation provided (close to work). Your own double bedroom, shared communal areas plus garden, no lounge. The cost of the accommodation is approx. £53.00 per month, all bills and amenities included.

I require PAs to carry out tasks for me in accordance with my wishes and I have 24 hour assistance. I have several PAs and create a weekly, changing rota based on my schedule. I often book PAs further in advance when necessary.

A wide range of tasks are required, including:
* Personal care (training provided)
* Household and domestic chores
* Assisting me at the computer
* Cooking under my direction
* Driving me to/attending meetings, social engagements, live art events
* Assisting me with preparation of art performances

Applicants must:
* Be allowed to work legally in the UK (National Insurance No or Working Visa).
* Be flexible, responsible and have good stamina.
* Be able to learn quickly and use initiative when required.
* Have good physical health and upper body strength (I have no physical movement and therefore my body needs to be moved according to my specific instructions).
* Be able to learn how to use equipment such as a hoist and wheelchair accessible vehicle.
* Have an understanding of independent living, be able to take direction, with good listening skills.
* Have a good command of the English language (imperative if your first language is not English).
* Have a full, clean UK driving license, be a confident driver.
* Be female, due to the high level of personal care involved.
* Be aged 21 or over.
* Be comfortable with 2 small dogs and 3 cats (i.e. no allergies).
* Commit to a minimum of one year.
* Be available to work over the Christmas and New Year period.

No experience is necessary as full training will be provided (paid at a training rate).

Rate of pay: Full rate £10 ph. Training rate £7.20ph. Position available immediately.

Please submit an up to date CV and brief description of why you are interested in the position. If you are selected you will be sent a brief application form, following which you may be invited to interview.

Ad ID: 1194672225


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