Personal assistant / Support Worker

Bath, Somerset
Hourly pay commencing on £9.00/£10.00, (responsibilities=increases!); sleepovers £35/£40.
08 Jan 2017
05 Feb 2017
Contract Type

I am building a team that facilitates a supportive environment to enable myself, a disabled woman with a busy lifestyle to live independently and achieve my own goals! 

Are you reliable, flexible, adaptive and well organised?

Adaptive to working in a bespoke and unique role?

Are you able to offer personal care and health support, keep the house clean and are a good cook? 

Have you got strong organisation skills and can tackle administration?

Can you assist with formulating i.e. typing up my academic studies while I dictate to you, have good grammar also accessing University, organising study materials)?

Happy to help me train and care for a puppy as an assistant/medical alert dog, who has already passed her ABDT levels 1 and 2 puppy obedience at six months [following professional guidance]? 

I currently have a variety of full-time, part-time and relief roles available to fulfil a caring position as I undertake a PhD at the University of Bath whilst also managing a complex health treatment regime. Occasionally I take on other public speaking engagements. Support arrangements cover a 24hr period with individual work patterns arranged into shifts (and to suit where possible). Shifts cover daytime and sleepovers, care covers 24/7 we can sometimes be outside Bath, during both the week and weekend. Most common one to one shift examples are: 10:00–18:00; 18:00-sleepover-10:00; 18:00-18:00 [including sleepover] (these shifts can be combined to cover longer periods of time).  Dedicated hours are also booked to cover specific responsibilities in addition to normal one to one working.  We are also looking for a specific role to help with administration minimum three days a week responsibilities include record keeping, accounts, recruitment, rota and my personal diary management, and social media / websites)

Hourly rates start from: £9.00/£10.00 Sleepover flat rate: £35.00/£40.00.  

The following qualities are required: Patience, have a good sense of humour, cope with working on a one to one basis, have good common sense, applying initiative without taking control. As well as being adaptive to a range of circumstances, work efficiently to tight timeframes, and importantly be sensitive and respectful to my individual needs and wishes, when offering personal care and health support. An ability to assist with typing and note taking, have good written English language skills, (particularly desirable as support is required to format my academic work). Reliable and trustworthy, good understanding of nutrition, consistence and patience as you build a relationship with the dog. Drivers welcome.

Someone happy to undertake time away from Bath as occasional escorting to London and other locations for a few days away also maybe required. (no formal experience required, just willing to learn). Only open for women (this complies with S7 (2B) of the SDA 1975). No previous experience necessary. 

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