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Personal Assistant

Summary
This is an external vacancy and is not employed with East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
SalaryText
Term Entry
Temporary
Type Hours
Part Time (24 hours per week)
Days
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Address
Driffield
Closing date
Job closes on 2 September
Interview date
Interviews are To be confirmed
Service area
Service area: Direct Payments
Recruiter
Direct Payments reference: 309376
Job reference
Job reference: EXTN001692
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Description

The job itself

A couple in their early 80s require a Personal Assistant to assist them with every day domestic duties, i.e. cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing, shopping and taking to appointments. In short, general household duties with added care and support when required. Both have disabilities which restrict them from performing every day domestic tasks.

This is a temporary position as awaiting a move to more suitable accommodation.

Would require someone with a good sense of humour and a full clean driving licence. Person would have access to drive mobility car (automatic) to take couple out and about to necessary appointments.

The lady has Multiple Sclerosis, arthritis and angina, and is an electric wheelchair user outside with little mobility, also partially sighted.

The gentleman has Multi System Atrophy with Parkinsons traits, Fronto Temporal Lobe Dementia (now also with Lewy bodies dementia), Diabetes, Factor 5 Leidn Mutation (blood clotting disorder), very limited mobility and uses a carer assisted wheelchair when outside.

The candidate would be expected to assist and provide 12 hours care for each.

The candidate needs to be fully alert to these conditions at all times and respond with calmness and professionalism. We are seeking applicants who are friendly, patient and caring. Someone who enjoys going out in community and is able to socialise well with service users. The candidate must be able to use their own initiative, whilst also ensuring that a safe environment is maintained at all times. The candidate must be able to be sensitive to the needs of this couple, promoting privacy and dignity.

DBS/Reference checks will be required for this post – Cost to be met by the local authority.

Once completed, please email your application to direct.payment.support.team@eastriding.gov.uk and please quote 309376 in the subject box of the e-mail.
Application Form Direct Payments
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direct.payment.support.team@eastriding.gov.uk
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Direct Payments

The Direct Payments Support Service is an in-house service provided by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The service promotes independent choice and inclusion, allowing our service users to employ their own care and support as needed. We support many individuals with varying abilities, assisting with advertising and recruitment for a range of roles including support workers, carers and personal assistants.

DBS/Medical check

This post is subject to medical and enhanced DBS clearance.

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