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Artistic, housebound lady in the North Laine – Wed and Thurs mornings

Hi I’m a housebound artist with severe ME and balance problems living in the North Laine, Brighton. I need a person-centred PA for my team who all help me live my life well! I love art, gardening and plants, watching road cycling, films and documentaries.

I need practical support with domestic chores - cleaning, laundry, rubbish to bins, post, watering plants, occasional computer and telephone based admin! This isn’t a companionship role, but being an artistic and practical soul I may need you to help with sewing, sorting or decorating. Personal care is mostly non-intimate and I don’t need lifting, but sometimes plants, parcels and furniture may do! You must maintain confidentiality, be non-judgmental, have an awareness of disability issues, and an ability to not bring personal problems into the workplace. In essence, seeing me as an autonomous person capable of making my own decisions.

I flourish in a friendly, trustworthy environment with person-centred PAs who can respect boundaries and follow instructions really well. My PA’s are resourceful, caring, reliable, with good time keeping skills and a great sense of humour! My symptoms include pain and severe fatigue so you need to be good at listening and taking cues on how to complete tasks, I have cognition problems where the PA needs to show patience and communication skills, and immune problems so you need very good health. Preferably you’ll be a competent driver.

My essential requirements are:
For Covid-19 you need to understand the importance of wearing PPE and be happy to wear a mask indoors, have higher hygiene standards and be able to continually work through this period.
Non-smoker required.
DBS, proof of right to work/passport and a minimum two references are needed. This is a PA job through Direct Payments.

You need to be able to do every shift on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 3hr shift starting 10am.

The rate of pay is:
Employee beginning rate £9.00/hr then up to £9.50/hr, plus holidays.
Self-employed beginning rate £10.00/hr then up to £10.80/hr. Must have up to date Personal Care Assistant Insurance and confirmation of Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR).

Genders which may apply for this job – Female

Hours per week – Every Wednesday and Thursday morning 3hr shift starting 10am.

Hourly rate – Employee beginning rate £9.00/hr then up to £9.50/hr, plus holidays. Self-employed beginning rate £10.00/hr then up to £10.80/hr.

Area – Central Brighton

Driving licence required – No

Employer has pets – No

Employer is smoker – No

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