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PA wanted in Rottingdean

PA/Care Assistant sought for creative energetic female living with a balance disorder and PTSD, in Rottingdean, East Sussex. I am looking for someone to work as a person-centred PA, warm, kind, with a good sense of humour and able to help facilitate my life as an autonomous creative individual (my background is in writing, broadcast and music). Your background can be in any aspect of PA/care work (except dementia/Alzheimer’s).

You must be able to follow detailed instructions and maintain professional boundaries while maintaining a person-centred approach. (If you don’t know what “person-centred” means, no need to apply.)

You must be COVID-aware and used to using appropriate PPE and all COVID-safety procedures while working in and around the home, and be prepared to COVID test from time to time if required.

For the role, you need to have patience, consideration, responsibility, energy, strength and stamina, and be willing to turn your hand to various duties. You may need to lift parcels, plants and furniture, or change a lightbulb. You will deal with deliveries including returns, and will bring in post. You may write and send letters and emails.

Duties include domestic (cleaning and tidying, binstore) shopping, admin, organising the home, some computer and telephone work, housekeeping and some socialising and weekend work. Driving duties to include transport to medical appointments and trips out. Good meal preparation/good cooking skills are useful. Some personal care required as and when, but not day-to-day.

Car owner/driver and employment references essential. Graduate preferred. Pleasant, polite, professional approach, safety-conscious, non-pushy, ethical approach, with good communication skills, problem-solving skills, initiative and good presentation all required. Interest in the arts a plus.

However, the role is to facilitate and support all aspects of my leading a fulfilling life. It is not a companionship role per se although you will need good social skills, and also be willing to drive me to places/social events/places of interest. You need to be a person-centred PA/working in care because you enjoy and love your work.

Full job description available. £9.89 per hour rising to £10.50 for an employee, and to £11.00 if self-employed, who also need insurance to work and drive as a personal care assistant. I am a Direct Payments Employer with Adult Social Care.

This is not a temporary or stop-gap position. I am looking for someone to work for me for at least a year or longer. Permanent position in pleasant working environment with parking, near rural village and beach, offered to the right person, subject to interview, satisfactory references and successful completion of a three-month trial period.

Interested? Then please get in touch with brief details e.g. one-page CV and covering letter showing why you would be suitable for this position.

Genders which may apply for this job – Female

Hourly rate – £9.89 - £11.00

Area – Brighton East

Driving licence required – Yes

Employer has pets – No

Employer is smoker – No

Required care experience – Mental health, Personal care

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