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Female PA required in Woodingdean, Brighton and Hove

This vacancy is for a female personal care assistant in the Woodingdean area. Full or part time hours are available, including night shifts.

I am a young woman with learning disabilities and complex health needs who is looking for personal assistants who can assist me to live independently at home with my parents.

When I am well, I am very sociable and enjoy going to cafés, the cinema, museums and shows, and hanging out with friends. I like to be out and about and to use my tricycle on the seafront and in the park. When I am not well, I enjoy being read stories, watching DVDs and appreciate companionship and someone to make sure I am as comfortable as possible.

What support I need:
You will be required to undertake duties such as assisting with personal care, meds admin, moving & handling with and without a hoist, supporting me during prolonged myoclonus (shaking) episodes , first aid and light housework/cooking. You will also be required to support me with my communication programme (PODD), for which training will be given.

About you and our requirements:
I am looking for a personal assistant who is respectful, fun and well organized and is able to adapt to make the best of every day, whether I am well or not well. Experience of working with individuals with learning disabilities is a must. You will need to be caring and compassionate but also resilient and able to use your initiative.

Full induction and training will be provided along with shadowing shifts.

As you will be supporting me in the community, it is essential that you are a driver and have a full, clean driving licence. For insurance purposes you will need to be aged over 25yrs old.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this vacancy (expense met by me)

Genders which may apply for this job – Female

Hours per week – To be advised at interview. Monday-Sunday, Days & Nights available.

Hourly rate – £14.33 per hour

Area – Brighton Central, Brighton East, Brighton Marina, Brighton North, Hangleton and Blatchington, Hove, Ovingdean, Portslade and Mile Oak, Saltdean, Woodingdean, Woodingdean, Ovingdean, Saltdean

Driving licence required – Yes

Employer has pets – No

Employer is smoker – No

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