This is a fantastic long-term opportunity for two reliable, motivated and conscientious female Personal Assistants to support a couple to maintain their independence living in Jesmond.
Hours: 15 hours per week.
Over 2 consecutive days, either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday
9.00 am – 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm – 6.30 pm.
Rate of pay £10.00 per hour
We are offering a great opportunity for a caring, reliable, and conscientious personal assistant to join our care team. We are a couple in our 80’s. I have mobility difficulties and my wife is completely blind and has recently been diagnosed with dementia. We have been supported for 8 years by a small group of relatives and paid carers who share our values and our commitment to empowerment, quality of life and our wellbeing.
The job will involve personal care and following a planned care routine, preparing and serving meals and some light housework.
Long term position
Walking distance from the City Centre.
To be our Personal Assistant we are looking for someone who has the following experience and skills:
Experience of working with older people, particularly people with disabilities and ideally dementia.
Able to be patient, open minded and conscientious.
Able to be self-motivated, reliable, and flexible.
Excellent communication and listening skills
Experience of providing personal care.
Experience of working with clients in their own home
The job will be subject to DBS checks and references.
This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 schedule 9 paragraphs 1 – 4.
Closing Date 20th May 2021
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