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Personal Assistant

  • Location: Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, GB, BN2
  • Salary: 9.75
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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About the job

Background to the job

I'm a transgender 32yr old postgrad student diagnosed with complex ptsd, chronic pain, early onset arthritis and anxiety issues. I need daily assistance to live my life. This includes help with personal care, organisation, cleaning and other day to day chores. My energy levels can vary dramatically on a dailly and sometimes hourly basis.

Hours / Times of Work

TOB, 7 hrs per week on a flexible basis

Preferable immediate start and potential for long term employment

Rates of Pay and other Benefits

£9.75ph gross. + standard statutory holiday and sick pay ( administered by Possability People)

Main Duties and Responsibilities

General housework, including cleaning, washing clothes, etc

Minor household maintenance, e.g., changing light bulbs

Shopping/carrying shopping bags

Accompanying to appointments

Support with cooking

Assistance with personal admin such as forms and diary keeping

Essential Criteria:

Any gender

Must have a current Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as Criminal Record Bureau Disclosure or CRB check) or be prepared to have one completed

Must have a person centred approach and an understanding of enabling independence

Must be honest, reliable and trustworthy

Must adopt a flexible approach to the work

Must be respectful of confidentiality and my dignity (many problems can arise from casual conversations about the help and assistance you might give. It is important to maintain a professional attitude at all times).

Must have the emotional resilience to be able to support individuals facing challenges in their day to day life

Must be able to follow instructions but also to work on own initiative

Must be able to work as part of a team

Must have good organisational and communication skills

preferably a clean driving licence

Ability to perform all tasks on the job description, with guidance where appropriate

Basic literacy and numeracy are required

PAs do not have to be physically strong but good general health is important

Able to handle the physical skills of lifting, handling, pushing and bending

Able to refrain from smoking at work

Able to work the specified, available hours

Appreciative of the stresses of the employer's disability and the effect this can have on the acceptance of help

Must be comfortable around pets , household includes a medium size dog

Desirable Requirements

Understanding of LGBTQ culture and issues

Gender Restrictions

None

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