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Carer/Personal Assistant

Location: Oxford

Hours: 16 hours per week. Working times to be agreed mutually.

Closing date: 28/01/2022

Salary: £10/hour

Application ref: 67173

To support a young man to access the community and to promote independent living.  He is Autistic, has complex mental health needs and a physical disability that can result in joint dislocation and widespread pain.

The employer has a Beagle, so the Personal Assistant/Carer must like dogs.

 

PA Duties

The PA will be required to assist with general domestic tasks ie hoovering, tidying, washing up, laundry and changing the bedding.

To support with social activities ie. going for walks with the dog, shopping, going to the cinema and swimming.  The employer uses a self-propelling wheelchair when outside, as he can only walk short distances.

To prompt the employer to take medication and to reorder the medication.

The PA must have a valid driving licence and be able to take the employer to GP and hospital appointments when required.  However, the employer is looking at getting a car in the near future.

To assist with general admin tasks ie. making phone calls, completing forms and planning the week ahead.

The PA may need to prompt the employer with regards to personal care, as and when required, this is dependent on pain levels and mental health.

Required Qualities

The PA will need to be compassionate and open-minded.  Someone who enjoys engaging in conversations and who is non-judgemental.

The PA will be required to understand sensory difficulties, be able to stay calm and adapt to employer’s changes in behaviour, as and when required.

 

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