Personal Assistant

Reference

VAC-2680

Sector

Healthcare

Salary

up to £10.50 Per Hour

Town/City

Ballycastle

Contract Type

Permanent

Closing Date

31/05/2019

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MPA are looking for a Personal Assistant/Support Worker for a young man with spinal cord injury in Ballycastle. Working under the direct supervision of the client, you will be responsible for their day-to-day support needs, helping to support an independent lifestyle in the client's own home, and within the community in which they live. A positive and willing attitude is of the utmost importance along with the ability and frame of mind to provide a person-centred approach to care. You will need to be flexible and adaptable to meet the client's needs and be responsible for helping the client in all personal, social and domestic aspects of their life.

 

Personal Care

  • Washing, shaving and bathing in bed or bathroom
  • Assistance with bathing and/or showering
  • Personal grooming: attention to hair, nails, feet, eyes etc
  • Assisting in maintaining a bowel and bladder routine
  • Helping in and out of bed and wheelchair
  • Assistance during the night (required infrequently)
  • Assistance dressing and undressing
  • Daily exercises involving the movement of limbs as required
  • The serving and cutting of food as required

Domestic Duties

  • · Making and changing of beds
  • · Assisting with laundry, washing and ironing
  • · Assisting with shopping and other associated tasks
  • · Preparation and cooking of meals (with assistance where necessary)
  • · General housework, including the cleaning and dusting of rooms, furniture and fitments
  • · Other general household maintenance tasks


Other duties

  • Day-to-day support of client in their work
  • Preparation of vehicle before use and its general cleaning and maintenance
  • Assistance in and out of vehicle and driving this as required
  • Maintenance of equipment: i.e. wheelchairs, hand-cycle and other aids
  • Escorting to and assisting at business and social meetings as required
  • Assisting in general office administration and filing
  • Accompanying to sporting activities
  • Accompanying on holiday or business events as required
  • Note: Needs vary from day to day, and your duties will vary accordingly.

You must be over 21 years of age and hold a full clean driving licence. We would like to hear from you if you are willing to work flexibly usually 7am to 11pm two days per week. You will also be required to work up to cover holidays and occasional night duties (bonus payable). The pay is very competitive and full pension scheme is available.

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